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William Henry NORMAN

Regimental number10
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationContractor
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Mary Norman, Beaudesert, Queensland
Enlistment date27 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name14th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 13 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations of 29th and 30th September and 1st October this N.C.O. was in command of a platoon and displayed an initiative and resource of an exceedingly high standard. His bearing and utter disregard of danger under intense artillery and machine gun fire set a splendid example to his men. At a critical stage of the operations he advanced with his platoon for a distance of over 500 yards in face of severe machine gun fire, established it in the line, and thereby filled a gap which existed on the flank, and materially contributed to the success of the operations. His conduct throughout the whole operation was grand, and was a source of inspiration to the men of the Battalion.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death31 August 1964
Place of burialTownsville Cemetery

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