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Reginald Havill NORMAN

Date of birth10 October 1893
Place of birthKent Town, South Australia
Other NamesReginald Havell
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Moravin', Mackay Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 5"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinFather, F H Norman, Flinders Street, Kent Town, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the 78th Infantry (Adelaide Rifles), Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date16 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name5th Infantry Brigade Headquarters
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Themistocles on 19 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Infantry Brigade


Unit: 48th Battalion
Promotion date: 24 November 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Distinguished Service Order

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty under heavy artillery and machine gun fire. This officer went forward and got into touch with advanced troops, ascertaining their position and establishing liaison between units. He was untiring in his efforts to promote the success of the operation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 91
Date: 23 July 1919

Military Cross

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Discharge date14 April 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orsova', 22 November 1919; disembarked Sydney, 4 January 1920; appointment terminated (discharged: termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 14 April 1920.

Medals: Military Cross, Distinguished Service Order, Croix de Guerre (Belgium), 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, NORMAN Reginald Havill

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