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Herbert Lionel NORRIS

Place of birthMackay Queensland
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressMackay, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Norris, Mount Oscar, Mackay, Queensland
Enlistment date1 September 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name9th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 28 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 February 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He was wounded before the atack began, but remained and took command of his company, leading them to the second objective, and organized them for the final attack. He showed great initiative and good leadership, and a courage and determination which were a magnificent example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 120
Date: 7 August 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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