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Norman McNicol DAVISON

Regimental number506
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
SchoolFlinders State School, Geelong, Victoria; Day boy at Geelong Grammer School (member of school athletics, rowing and Australian Rules football teams. Received medals in High Jump 1902 and 1903).
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationElectrician
AddressVirginia Street, Newtown, Geelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Davison, Virginia Street, Newtown, Geelong, Victoria
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll20924
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Signal Company, 17th Engin. Reinf.
FateDemobilised 4 September 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Re-enlisted on 6 June 1917 as a Sapper. Promoted to Corporal on 16 August 1917 and Sergeant on 16 October 1917
Discharge dateDischarged medically unfit after 728 days
Other details

Was apprenticed to the Melbourne Electric Supply Company, Geelong for training in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. Employed by the Melbourne Harbour Trust, Geelong as an Electrical Engineer

War Service: Gallipoli, England, France. While serving at Gallipoli was wounded in the neck and jaw and evacuated on the hospital ship `Braemar Castle' to Malta

Married Mabel Lilian Napp at the Wesleyan Chapel, Shefford, Bedfordshire, Enhgland and had one child (Keith) born on 5 September 1923

Joined the R.A.F. on 16 September 1941 (Flight Sergeant) and served in England, Scotland and India during World War II
Date of death20 December 1958 - London
Age at death70
Place of burialFoster Hill Road Cemetery, Bedford, England - 24 December 1958

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