Norman Langsford JARVIS

Regimental number3525
Date of birth--/05/1888
OccupationAssistant surveyor
AddressKing William Road, Hyde Park, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, William Jarvis, King William Road, Hyde Park, South Australia
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPTE (A/CPL)
Unit name27th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 12 January 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Pioneer Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 1st Pnr Btn
Promotion date: 1 November 1916


Unit: 1 Pnr Btn
Promotion date: 4 April 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross (Awarded)

Conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in organising working parties and stretcher-bearers, rendering valuable services and setting splendid example to all ranks. (East of Ypres)
Recommendation date: 10 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 4 July 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He organized working parties, took charge of men who had lost their officers, and established a communication trench through an enemy barrage. He collected enemy prisoners, forming them into stretcher-bearers, and personally conducted these parties through the barrage. Throughout the operations he set a splendid example to all ranks.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal