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Norman John HYDE

Regimental number214
Place of birthMortlake Vic
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressCavendish PO, Cavendish, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, N J Hyde, Cavendish PO, Cavendish, Victoria
Enlistment date18 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 25 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer (Class II)
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd LH Brigade Machine Gun Squadron
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Refers 19 April 1917.

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Second Supplement No. 30474 (14 January 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76 (23 May 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 29 April 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He covered a temporary withdrawal with fire from his machine gun, showing great courage and skill. He remained until the last, and brought his gun safely out of action under heavy fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

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