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Norman Alan MORGAN

Regimental number27241
Place of birthBurrowa New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
Addressc/o B Morgan, Ivanhoe, Burrowa, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, B Morgan, Ivanhoe, Burrowa, New South Wales
Previous military service43rd Infantry
Enlistment date23 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 7, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 6 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On 25th August 1918, at BRAY, and on 27th August 1918, near BRAY, gunner MORGAN acted as telephonist to the Forward Observing Officer. He kept the line in repair at all times under heavy hostile fire, and enabled efficient communication to be kept with the battery when most urgently required. This man showed great coolness and devotion to duty in carrying out is duties, for which he volunteered, and greatly assisted in the maintenance of the Battery's forward communications.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 348 Sergeant Raymond Dean MORGAN, 12th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 2 July 1919; [3165] Lt Reginald Roy MORGAN, 3rd Bn, died of wounds, 5 May 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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