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Norman John Edwin MOUNSEY

Regimental number2689
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngine cleaner
Addressc/o Mrs E Botteu, East Pallant Street, Lower North Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinSister, Dorothy Mounsey, 61 Howard Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date25 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Field Ambulance
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 23 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919

Military Medal

'During the First Australian Divisional Offensive on 10th August 1918 No 2689 Private Norman John Edwin MOUNSEY in company with No 2621 Lance Corporal H.N. McLEOD 3rd Australian Field Ambulance was on duty as stretcher bearer in the forward area, whilst passing a battery a shell was noticed to explode in a gun pit killing one man and wounding four others, although the battery was under heavy shell fire, they went out into the open dressed the wounded men and carried them to a place of comparative safety. Their courage and coolness have drawn upon them the admiration of their comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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