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Norman Henry SADLER

Regimental number3373
Place of birthGeelong Victoria
OccupationDental Student
AddressSydney Parade, Geelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, William Sadler, Sydney Parade, Geelong, Victoria
Previous military serviceC Squad 29th L H area 69
Enlistment date18 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Field Ambulance, Section C
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 4 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Ambulance
FateKilled in Action 30 August 1916
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Plot IV, Row M, Grave No. 28), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Frances SADLER, 71 Sydney Parade, Geelong, Victoria

Military Medal

'Near POZIERES, on the 27th and 28th July, 1916, he carried wounded practically continuously for 24 hours from the front trenches on the right to the R.A.P. and from the trenches near the POZIERES Cemetery to the R.A.P. in CHALK PIT Road, being exposed to heavy fire during the greater part of the time. From that time until the present date he has been carrying wounded through POZIERES and on three occasions when volunteers were called for to carry wounded under fire he has volunteered and carried on his work under most trying conditions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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