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Norman John BOYD

Regimental number1670
Place of birthWagga Wagga, New South Wales
True NameNORTH, Norman Volney
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o Aiken's Hotel, West Wyalong, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 6"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Miss Esther Conway, c/o Aiken's Hotel, West Wyalong, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 June 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 19 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 November 1916
Discharge date30 January 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, England

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 3 August 1915.

Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, 21 August 1915; transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, 24 August 1915 (diarrhoea); to Lowlands Division Casulaty Clearing Station, 27 August 1915; to HS 'Esmeralda', 25 August 1915, and transferred to Mudros, 27 August 1915, and admitted to Lowlands Division Dressing Station; transferred to 3rd Australian General Hospital, 13 September 1915; discharged to Base, 20 October 1915.

Embarked for England on board HS 'Aquitania', 21 october 1915, and admitted to Military Hospital, Hampstead, London, 28 October 1915.

Embarked Devonport for return to Egypt; disembarked Alexandria, 5 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 March 1916.

Admitted to Field Ambulance, 7 April 1916 (dislocated hip); transferred to 8th Casualty Clearing Station, 8 April 1916; to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 11 April 1916; to England, 14 May 1916, and admitted to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield (dislocated right femur); discharged on furlough, 5 July 1916, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 19 July 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Wiltshire', 12 November 1916; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 30 January 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BOYD Norman John

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