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Norman Henry SPEAKMAN

Regimental number2626
Place of birthDambury, England
SchoolFramlingham College, Suffolk, England
Age on arrival in Australia21
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressBadgerin, via Dowerin, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 10"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinFather, Henry Holmstead Speakman, 'Garland', Dambray, Essex, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 August 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 August 1919
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death17 March 1920
Age at death30
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialFremantle Cemetery (Portion Church of England, Plot AA, Grave No. 1606), Western Australia
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
137
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Kate SPEAKMAN. Native of Dambury, Essex, England. Invalided - gunshot wound.......in action. Died at ?RG Hospital, Freemantle
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Kanowna', 28 August 1919; died before discharge.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SPEAKMAN Norman Henry

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