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Regimental number250
Place of birthNarellan New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMcKenzie Street, Revesby near Banktown, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, J Marceau, McKenzie Street, Revesby near Banktown, New South Wales
Previous military service39th Infantry
Enlistment date28 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 1, Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/6/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 September 1918

Military Medal

'During the operation East of YPRES on the morning of 4th October, 1917, Pte. NORRIS was with a gunist crew in the attack. His No. 1 and the remainder of the crew were casualties from the starting point, he gathered what gun gear was possible with a few of his carrying party and proceeded to take up position under orders from his Section Commander. He carried this out in such a manner that he got into position and was able to keep his gun in action till help arrived from the rest of the Section. Throughout the period in the line he showed great determination and devotion to duty being regardless of personal danger.'
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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