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Norman DOUGALL

Regimental number1670
Date of birth1887
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolGeelong College, Geelong, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationWarehouseman
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, William Dougall, Turramurra, New South Wales
Previous military serviceGeelong College Cadets
Enlistment date14 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 22 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Greatly distinguished himself during strong attack by enemy in leading forward a counter attack with conspicuous bravery and skill, undoubtly saving the sitution. (Near Louverval 15 April 1917).
Recommendation date: 23 April 1917

FateKilled in Action 6 May 1917
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Age at death30
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialVaulx Australian Field Ambulance Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 18), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
58
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Mary Mitchell DOUGALL. Born at Melbourne
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He organized and gallantry led forward a counter attack which drove the enemy back, and undoubtedly saved a critical situation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: Lieut William Dougall, M.C., AIF
Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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