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Norman George IMLAY

Regimental number3568
Date of birth--/01/1887
Place of birthCroydon New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCivil servant
AddressGlebe, Port Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs E C Imlay, 50 Hereford Street, Glebe, Port Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date8 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF48
Promotion date: 19 August 1916


Unit: INF48
Promotion date: 8 December 1916


Unit: INF48
Promotion date: 12 July 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 18 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 25 September 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He handled his machine guns with the greatest skill, and inspired his men by his fine personal example. Later, he personally covered the retirement of his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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