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Norman Richard Thomas MEAGHER

Regimental number241
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLaw student
AddressSandy Bay, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 10.5"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr R J Meagher, Russell Crescent, Sandy Bay, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Senior Cadets; did not transfer to the Militia.
Enlistment date21 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentCompany Sergeant Major
Unit name40th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot XVI, Row A, Grave No. 7), Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard James and Adeline MEAGHER, Russell Crescent, Sandy Bay, Hobart, Tasmania
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Hobart,1 July 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 22 August 1916.

Promoted 2nd LT, 4 October 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 23 November 1916.

Admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance, 13 December 1916 (mumps), and transferred to 1st Casualty Clearing Station; to No 19 Ambulance Train, 15 December 1916, and admitted to 14th Infectious Hospital, Boulogne, 16 December 1916; discharged to Base Rest Camp, 31 December 1917; marched into 3rd Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 6 January 1917.

Resumed duties as 2nd LT, in the field, 18 January 1917.

Promoted LT, 26 January 1917.

Detached to 3rd Division School, 22 April 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 29 April 1917.

On leave, 26 June-4 July 1917.

Killed in action, Belgium, 4 October 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MEAGHER Norman Richard Thomas

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