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Athol NORRIE

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Place of birthWarrnambool Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
AddressLeake Street, Cottesloe, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, Mr A T Norrie, Leake Street, Cottesloe, Western Australia
Enlistment date21 June 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name11th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 September 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near Chuignolles, on 23rd August 1918, in charge of a company attacking Frosissy Beacon. During the attack, when the battalion on the right was checked, he extended his company so as to outflank and capture the enemy's post, and allowed the advance to continue. Later, he attacked a post which was causing trouble, and, approaching under cover of Lewis gun fire, rushed forward with a small party, capturing thrity five prisoners and a machine gun, killing and wounding many.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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