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Norman Cullen HARGREAVES

Regimental number7592
Place of birthBalmain New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Tara', Watson Street, Bondi, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs A S Hargreaves, 'Tara', Watson Street, Bondi, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 5, Battery 15
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal (Awarded Military Medal)

'Showed great gallantry and devotion to duty as telephonist in maintaining communications. (Pozieres)'
Recommendation date: Unspecified

FateReturned to Australia 1 February 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: [7591] 2nd Lt George Paul HARGREAVES, 2nd D ARTY, effective abroad (still overseas).
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 January 1985
Place of burialMendooran General Cemetery, New South Wales

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