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Thomas Ridgway NORRISH

Regimental number4334
Place of birthWest Hindmarsh, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFiter
AddressCroydon, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emma Norrish, Port Road, Croydon, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 October 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 7 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 May 1917
Discharge date24 August 1917
Other details

War service: England.

Embarked Adelaide, 7 November 1916; disembarked England, 9 January 1917.

Marched out of 8th Training Bn, Hurdcott, 24 April 1917; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 25 April 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ayrshire', 23 May 1917; disembarked, 17 July 1917; discharged Adelaide (medically unfit, paralysis right foot, 'infantile'), 24 August 1917.

Total war service: 327 days (of which 253 days were abroad).

Medal: British War Medal.
Date of death6 March 1938
SourcesNAA: B2455, NORRISH Thomas Ridgway

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