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Norman David THURECHT

Regimental number3159
Place of birthGympie Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTelephone mechanic
AddressMonkland Street, Gympie, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Agnes Thurecht, Monkland Street, Gympie, Queensland
Enlistment date23 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name47th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/64/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 22 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Pay Corps
FateReturned to Australia 13 July 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack West of BELLENGLISE on the 18th September, 1918. After being wounded he remained on duty and led his section through a very heavy enemy barrage. Despite his wound he showed admirable coolness and courage and refused to remain behind, but continued in the advance encouraging and rallying his men until wounded the second time.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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