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William Edward NORRIS

Regimental number3858
Place of birthPetham, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationButhcer
AddressNanango, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31.8
Height5' 5.25"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Jane Norris, 'The Haven', Westgate-on-Sea, Thames, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 September 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 31 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 October 1919
Discharge date10 February 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orontes', 25 October 1919; disembarked, Brisbane, 12 December 1919; discharged (medically unfit: defective hearing), Brisbane, 10 February 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death4 October 1958
Place of burialMt Thompson Crematorium, Brisbane, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, NORRIS William Edward

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