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Norman Charles HALLIDAY

Regimental number1458
Place of birthStirling West South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationForeman, Station
AddressHalliday, Aldgate, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Phoebie Mariah Halliday, Aldgate, South Australia
Enlistment date9 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Refers 2 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 25 September 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry, initiative, and devotion to duty at Khan Ayash, on 2 October, 1918. Whilst proceeding to mount a relay signal station, he, with Trooper Smyth, discovered one enemy officer and eightyseven enemy hidden in a wadi. The officer was preparing to mount an automatic rifle when these two men, in face of bomb fire, rushed him, and took his pistol, fired into the enemy, and seized the automatic rifle. The enemy were so surprised that they surrendered in a body.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 20 May 1920

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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