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Norman Augustus HAYES

Regimental number6816
Place of birthCharters Towers Qld
ReligionMethodist
OccupationElectrical improver
Address35 Ewell Street, Rozelle, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Jane Hayes, 35 Ewell Street, Rozelle, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date31 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameDivisional Signal Company 1, Reinforcement 15
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/11/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Orsova on 11 March 1916
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 18 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at JEANCOURT on 18th September, 1918. Sapper HAYES showed marked courage and determination in mending lines and maintaining communications between Batteries and Brigade Headquarters in the attack. As the Batteries moved forward in support of the infantry advance the rear areas were subjected to constantly heavy shell fire causing continual breaks in the line. He patrolled the lines and with the exception of short interruptions maintained communcations throughout. He showed a splendid example of courage and resource.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

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