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Norman William West SANDIFORD

Regimental number1767
Date of birth6 May 1886
Place of birthWarragul, Victoria
Other NamesNorman William
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWarragul, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 11.5"
Weight181 lbs
Next of kinFather, Samuel Sandiford, Mornington, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date31 December 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name60th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/77/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 30 April 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near Curlu, on 29th August 1918, in taking command of the company when his commanding officer became a casualty. He led the company with credit the three following days, and, when wounded by machine gun fire, continued for fifteen hours directing and urging his men forward, until compelled to give up from weakness.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Discharge date27 July 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Karagola', 30 April 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 12 June 1919; discharged (appointment terminated), Melbourne, 27 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death13 July 1926
Age at death40
SourcesNAA: B2455, SANDIFORD Norman William West

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