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Fred Arnold NORTON

Regimental number6857
Place of birthRiverton, South Australia
SchoolRiverton Public School; Gawler High School; Prince Alfred College, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressGeranium, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 7.25"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinFather, F Norton, Geranium, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Prince Alfred College Cadets, South Australia.
Enlistment date15 May 1917
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 3 October 1918
Place of death or woundingGrandcourt, Somme Sector, France
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialVillers-Faucon Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row B, Grave No. 7), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
111
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick and Sarah NORTON, Geranium, South Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 30 October 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 27 December 1917, and marched in to 6th Training Bn, Fovant.

Admitted to Tooting Military Hospital, 4 March 1918; marched in to 6th Training Bn from hospital, 5 March 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 April 1918; taken on strength, 27th Bn, in the field, 18 April 1918.

Detached to 7th Brigade Singals Section, 27 August 1918; rejoined Bn from detachment, 5 September 1918.

Killed in action, 3 October 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, NORTON Fred Arnold

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