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Sydney Herbert Louis NORMAN

Regimental number36223
Place of birthBishopsbourne, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCressy, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation44
Height5' 11"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Hubert Norman, Cressy, Tasmania
Previous military serviceSouth African War (about 16 months)
Enlistment date2 March 1917
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade, Reinforcement 28
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/128/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 9 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of disease 20 October 1918
Age at death from cemetery records45
Place of burialBrookwood Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row K, Grave No. 9), Surrey, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Reverend James and Jessie Marsh NORMAN, Lodngford, Tasmania. Native of Longford
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 9 November 1917; disembarked Suez, Egypt, 12 December 1917.

Embarked Alexandria, 18 December 1917; disembarked Taranto, Italy, 22 December 1917, and proceeded overland; disembarked Southampton, England, 4 January 1918, and marched into Reserve Bde Australian Artillery, Heytesbury, the same day.

Proceeded overseas to France, 20 March 1918; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, 21 March 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 23 March 1918; taken on strength of 3rd Australian Field Artillery Bde, 27 March 1918.

Appointed Driver, 7 April 1918.

Admitted to No 11 Casualty Clearing Station, 7 April 1918 (sprained left ankle); transferred to No 19 Ambulance Train, 10 April 1918; to No 7 Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, 11 April 1918; to No 10 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 2 May 1918; to No 1 Australian Convalescent Depot, Le Havre, 9 May 1918; discharged, 12 July 1918, and marched into Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, the same day.

Proceeded to unit, 16 July 1918; rejoined unit, 22 July 1917.

Admitted to No 13 Casualty Clearing Station, 27 July 1918 (dysentery); transferred to No 55 Casualty Clearing Station, 31 July 1918; discharged, 5 August 1918; rejoined unit, 7 August 1918.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Field Ambulance, 10 October 1918, and transferred to No 3 Australian General Hospital the same day (carbuncle); to England, 16 October 1918; to Roy Herbert Hospital, Woolwich, 16 October 1918.

Died, Roy Herbert Hospital, 20 October 1918 (pneumonia).

Buried, Brookwood Cemetery, 24 October 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, NORMAN Sydney Herbert Louis

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