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Norman James CLIFTON

Regimental number8
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
AddressWaratah Street, Enfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, J Clifton, Waratah Street, Enfield, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name1st Field Ambulance, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Courageous example and organising ability at Pozieres.'
Recommendation date: 7 September 1916

FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918

Military Medal

'At POZIERES, FRANCE, on the night of 16/17th. August 1916, Sgt. CLIFTON was in charge of 16 bearers of the 1st Field Ambulance with the knowledge that many of his bearers were in a very exposed position on our right flank and that four of them had been killed and four wounded. Nothwithstanding the heavy and continuous shell fire of the enemy he organised further stretcher squads to bring these wounded in and also attended other wounded lying in this area. Sgt. CLIFTON made repeated journeys on this occasion in the open through an extremely heavy barrage by the enemy fire. By his courageous example and organising ability, Sgt. CLIFTON was a strong factor in the satisfactory evacuation of the wounded in this action.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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