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Gilbert NORRIS

Regimental number1910
Place of birthSunninghill, Ascot, Berkshire, England
SchoolSunninghill Church of England School, Berkshire, England
Age on arrival in Australia32
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Avoca', Rawson Street, Waverley, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinWife, Mrs Lottie Norris, 'Avoca', Rawson Street, Waverley, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Berkshire Yeomanry, Territorial Force/Volunteers.
Enlistment date3 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name35th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 4 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularName given on RoH circular as Gilbert Albert Arthur NORRIS.
FateKilled in Action 7 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death37
Age at death from cemetery records37
Place of burialStrand Military Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row L, Grave No. 2), Ploegsteert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Sarah NORRIS; husband of Lottie NORRIS, Bright View, Birrell Street, Waverley, New South Wales. Native of Ascot, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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