Norman Edgar DREW

Regimental number7583
Place of birthBultusound, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShop assistant
AddressGreenbushes, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 7.5"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Drew, Greenbushes, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date26 March 1917
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 25th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 29 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Casualty Clearing Station
FateReturned to Australia 17 June 1918
Discharge date9 August 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Perth, 25 June 1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 25 August 1917. Marched in to 3rd Training Bn, Durrington, 25 August 1917. Admitted to No. 12 and 5 Camps to Brigade Hospital, 7 November 1917 (mumps); discharged to unit, 11 February 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 2 March 1918.

Taken on strength, 51st Bn, 8 March 1918.

To Australian General Base Depot, Havre, France on 21 March 1918; transferred to No 3 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Havre, France, 25 March 1918; to Ausralian Imperial Force, Headquarters, London, 23 April 1918. To No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, England. Discharged as 'underage'; however, 'As this solder has served with his unit in the Field, he will not forfeit pay although he made a false answer on attestation.' (Minute from Australian Imperial Force, Administrative Headquarters, London, England 29 April 1918)

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Matatua'; 17 June 1918; discharged from the AIF, 'underage', 9 August 1918, at Perth.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DREW Norman Edgar