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Robert Casley NORMAND

Regimental number247
Place of birthNorth Carlton Victoria
OccupationStudent (law)
Address55 Park Street, East Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, R Normand, 55 Park Street, East Brunswick, Victoria
Enlistment date27 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 2, Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/7/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919

Military Medal

'Is recommended for his excellent work and courageous example set to those under him during the operation near ZONNEBEKE on 26th September, 1917. His work and example to the members of his gun crew were throughout of the highest order and when the Gun Commander and No. 1 of the gun on his right were placed "hors de Combat", he maintained the fire of both guns in a most satisfactory manner. In the front line his eagerness to seize any opportunity was rewarded by his disposing and killing and wounding several of a large enemy working party. He is recommended for the Military Medal.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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