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Norman Ross ANDERSON

Regimental number1063
Place of birthDerry, Londonderry, Ireland
Address110 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7.25"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinFather, G Anderson, 10 Carlisle Street, Londonderry, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 26 September 1917
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialButtes New British Cemetery (Plot XXVI, Row B, Grave No. 20), Zonnebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Agnes ANDERSON, Northern Counties Hotel, Londonderry, Ireland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne on HMAT 'Orrieto', 21 October 1914.

Embarked Alexandria on 'Novian' and proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 5 April 1915; promoted to rank of Corporal, Gallipoli, 9 May 1915.

Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, Gallipoli, 19 June 1915 (febrile); transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, 20 June 1915; rejoined unit, 24 June 1915.

Disembarked Lemnos with Quartermaster Staff, 15 December 1915; rank reverted to Private at own request, 22 December 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria from HMT 'Empress of Britain', 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Found guilty by Field General Court Martial, 1 February 1916, of breaking camp, 18 January 1916: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2. Taken on strength of 2nd Machine Gun Company, Serapeum, 13 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria on HT 'Briton' and proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 25 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 30 March 1916.

Found guilty by Field General Court Martial, 4 June 1916, of being absent without leave, 7.00 am, 20 May, to 7.00 am, 27 May 1916: sentenced to forfeit 30 days' pay.

Transferred to 5th Bn and taken on strength, 18 August 1917.

Killed in action, 20 September 1917.

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

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