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Regimental number1622
Place of birthPanmure, Auckland, New Zealand
SchoolPanmure Public School, Auckland, New Zealand
Age on arrival in Australia20
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationElectrical mechanic
AddressNewcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, Samuel Bright, Panmore, Auckland, New Zealand
Enlistment date24 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name35th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularName given on RoH circular as Norman Samuel Andrew BRIGHT.
FateKilled in Action 14 March 1917
Place of death or woundingArmentieres, France
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialCite Bonjean Military Cemetery (Plot V, Row A, Grave No. 31), Armentieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Elizabeth and the late Samuel BRIGHT, 19 Bath Street, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1083 Walter James Valentine BRIGHT, 35th Bn, returned to Australia; returned to New Zealand.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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