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Norman Silvester HOLLIS

Regimental number185
Place of birthNewtown, New South Wales
SchoolNewtown Public School and Fort Street, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address50 Newman Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinRobert Hollis, 50 Newman Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Previous military serviceCompulsory Field Artillery Brigade
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Battery 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Work at Passchendaele in 1917 and during the September 1918 offensive.
Recommendation date: 22 September 1918

FateDied of wounds 3 October 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death23.11
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialRoisel Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row M, Grave No. 3), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: robert adn Alice HOLLIS, "Werona", Linthorpe Street, Newtown, New South Wales

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