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Norman Alexander McDOUGALL

Regimental number1600
Place of birthCastlemaine Victoria
ReligionBaptist
OccupationPrinter
AddressParkes Street, Castlemaine
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Janet McDougall, Parkes Street, Castlemaine, Victoria
Previous military service66th Infantry
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (altered from Distinguished Conduct Medal)


'Work near Warfusse-Abancourt on 8 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: Date unspecified

FateKilled in Action 29 September 1918
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialBellicourt Britsh Cemetery (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 8), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
119
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Janet MCDOUGALL, Parker Street, Castlemaine, Victoria
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack of the 31st Battalion from WARFUSEE-ABANCOURT on the 8th August 1918 this N.C.O. displayed exceptional powers of leadership in addition to great personal bravery. He took charge of his platoon after the Platoon Commander had become a casualty and carried out the work in hand to its proper conclusion. He set a splendid example to those around him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

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