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William Maxwell NORVELL

Regimental number828
Place of birthSwalwell-on-Tyne, Northumberland, England
SchoolCouncil School, Swalwell, and Rutherford College, England
Age on arrival in Australia28
ReligionChurch of England
Address215 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinMother, Mrs Norvell, Seven Stars Hotel, Swalwell, England
Previous military serviceServed in the Durham Light Infantry, Territorial Force, England.
Enlistment date31 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularCame to Australia alone; family remained in England. A "Reciter of Shakespeare's Works". (details from mother)
FateDied of wounds 14 August 1915
Date of death14 August 1915
Age at death32
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialPieta Military Cemetery (Plot B, Row VI, Grave No. 4), Europe
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Frances NORVELL, "Oak Tree", Winlaton Mill, Blaydon-on-Tyne, England

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