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Norman D'ANGRI

Regimental number1132
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
Address337 Lydiard Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Isabel D'Angree, 337 Lydiard Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D sailed on two ships, HMAT A62 Wandilla, 9th November 1915 from Melbourne, and HMAT A41 Bakara, 5 November 1915, from Melbourne. It is not possible to tell from the Embarkation Roll on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D sailed on two ships, HMAT A62 Wandilla, 9th November 1915 from Melbourne, and HMAT A41 Bakara, 5 November 1915, from Melbourne. It is not possible to tell from the Embarkation Roll on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 26 September 1917
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 23), Belgium

The Menin Gate Memorial (so named because the road led to the town of Menin) was constructed on the site of a gateway in the eastern walls of the old Flemish town of Ypres, Belgium, where hundreds of thousands of allied troops passed on their way to the front, the Ypres salient, the site from April 1915 to the end of the war of some of the fiercest fighting of the war.

The Memorial was conceived as a monument to the 350,000 men of the British Empire who fought in the campaign. Inside the arch, on tablets of Portland stone, are inscribed the names of 56,000 men, including 6,178 Australians, who served in the Ypres campaign and who have no known grave.

The opening of the Menin Gate Memorial on 24 July 1927 so moved the Australian artist Will Longstaff that he painted 'The Menin Gate at Midnight', which portrays a ghostly army of the dead marching past the Menin Gate. The painting now hangs in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at the entrance of which are two medieval stone lions presented to the Memorial by the City of Ypres in 1936.

Since the 1930s, with the brief interval of the German occupation in the Second World War, the City of Ypres has conducted a ceremony at the Memorial at dusk each evening to commemorate those who died in the Ypres campaign.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
118
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Natal and Isabella D'ANGRI.
Family/military connectionsBrother: 689 Sapper William Noel D'ANGRI, 1st Australian Light Railway Operating Company, 12 May 1918.
Other details

War service: disembarked Suez, 7 December 1915.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 25 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 21 July 1916 (gun shot wound, right thigh); admitted to 3rd Canadian Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, 21 July 1916; transferred to England, 21 July 1916, and admitted to General Military Hospital, Colchester, 22 July 1916. Discharged from No. 3 Auxiliary Hospital, 17 November 1916, and granted furlough until 2 December 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 31 December 1916; rejoined unit, 4 January 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 2 March 1917.

Admitted to 6th Field Ambulance, 23 March 1917 (tonsillitis); transferred to England, 18 April 1917 (diptheria), and admitted to Royal Herbert Hospital, Woolwich, 18 April 1917. Discharged to No. 3 Auxiliary Hospital, 30 April 1917; granted furlough, 11 June 1917, to report to No. 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 25 June 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 4 August 1917; rejoined unit, 21 August 1917. Promoted Corporal, 30 August 1917.

Killed in action, Belgium, 26 September 1917.

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

Miscellaneous detailsName given on Embarkation Roll as Warman D'ANGREE.

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