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Norman Edwin FISHER

Regimental number4423
Place of birthEudunda, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressFriedrichswalde, via Marrabel, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20.7
Height5' 7.75"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ellen Fisher, Friedrichswalde, via Marrabel, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil (exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme)
Enlistment date21 January 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Discharge date16 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria, 13 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 23 June 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 25 July 1916; taken on strength, 27th Bn, in the field, 11 August 1916.

Wounded in action, 5 November 1916 (gun shot wound, left arm, right thigh); admitted to 18th General Hospital, Camiers, 8 November 1916; transferred to England, 15 November 1916, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital; discharged on furlough, 20 January 1917.

Admitted to Parkhouse Hospital, 27 February 1917 (mumps).

Found guilty, 12 April 1917, of being absent without leave from 9 pm, 7 April, till 3.45 am, 8 April 1917: awarded 3 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 4 days' pay.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 24 September 1917; discharged to Convalescent Training Depot, Parkhouse, 12 November 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 50 days.

Proceeded overseas to France, 8 January 1918; rejoined 27th Bn, in the field, Belgium, 13 January 1918.

Tried by Field General Court Martial, 13 May 1918, on charge of When on Active Service being found beyond the limits fixed by Regimental Orders without a pass or written leave from his CO, to wit Amiens, 9 May 1918; found guilty; awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeiture of 44 days' pay.

On leave to England, 20 November 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 10 December 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 25 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ypiringa', 15 May 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 2 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 16 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsPlace of birth incorrectly entered on NAA site as Cudunda.
SourcesNAA: B2455, FISHER Norman Edwin

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