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Norman Leslie BRUMM

Regimental number1470
Place of birthAlbury, New South Wales
SchoolAlbury Superior Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address19 Calvin Grove, Auburn, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 7"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinFather, Michael Brumm, 7 Mulcahy Street, Auburn, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 November 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'Won the Swimming Championship at the Albury Superior Public School in 1909' (details from father.
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialFromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No 5), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Michael and Mary BRUMM, Macauley Street, Albury, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2466 Driver Arthur BRUMM, 5th Division Train, returned to Australia, 9 December 1918.
Other details

Enlisted, 28 June 1915; deserted; re-enlisted 9 November 1915.

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 10 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 7 December 1915; taken on strength, 29th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 3 March 1916.

Found guilty, Ferry Post, 22 March 1916, of being absent without leave from 2100, 20 March, till 2100, 21 March 1916: awarded 3 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 2 days' pay under Royal Warrant.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Reported wounded and missing, 19-20 July 1916.

Note on file: 'Identification Disc received from Germany. No particulars afforded except that the soldier is deceased. To be reported as KILLED IN ACTION.'

Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Believed buried in vicinity of Fleurbaix Sh 36.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Note, Red Cross File No 600203: Translation of German Death Voucher received from Capt. Mills: 'Austr. Pte. Brumm, N.L. 1/29 Btn., No 1470., fell on 19.7.16 in the neighborhood of Fromelles'.

Note on file: 'The above name appeared on German death list dated 4-11-16.'

Originally listed as 'No Known Grave' and commemorated at V.C. Corner (Panel No 1), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles; subsequently (2010) identified, and interred in the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, France.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BRUMM Norman Leslie
Red Cross file 600203

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