Ewart Francis NORRIS

Regimental number4277
Place of birthHawthorn Victoria
AddressBellevue, Wallace Street, Preston, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, T J Norris, Bellevue, Wallace Street, Preston, Victoria
Enlistment date22 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 29 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919

Military Medal

'During the afternoon of the 20th September 1917 whilst consolidating a position at GLENCORSE WOOD east of YPRES a shell killed his platoon Commander, Platoon Sgt. and 4 men. He took charge at once and reorganised the platoon, the members of which were all badly shaken. Later he repeatedly led his men through heavy hostile barrages to the first objective carrying ammunition. By his consistent coolness and fine organisation he set a fine example to his men, and his conduct throughout the whole of the operation showed marked courage and determination.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918