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Norman Alton Gordon BROCKMAN

Regimental number7951
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
AddressYork, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, H Brockman, Grey Street, York, Western Australia
Enlistment date7 April 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 27th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/6
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board SS Canberra on 23 November 1917
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Western Australia Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'This soldier is brought to notice for conspicuous gallantry, ability and devotion to duty in an attack on LE VERGUIER on the 18th September 1918. This soldier was a runner attached to Battalion headquarters and his duties consisted in keeping communication under bad weather conditions and under heavy fire, with advancing Infantry. His courage, resource and general demeanour under most trying conditions, was very marked, and his fine example an inspiration to his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 143 Pte Frederick Locke BROCKMAN, 16th Bn, killed in action, 9 May 1915; 2291 Pte Ralph william BROCKMAN, 43rd Bn, killed in action, 4 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 September 1964

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