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Raymond Richard NORRISH

Regimental number3307
Place of birthAlbany, Western Australia
SchoolKojonup State School, Western Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarm hand
AddressKojonup, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Gertrude Amelia Norrish, Kojonup, Western Australia
Enlistment date12 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 27th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 22 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of pulmonary tuberculosis, 14th Army General Hospital, Abbassia, Egypt.
FateDeceased 31 December 1917
Place of death or woundingAbbassia, Egypt
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialCairo War Memorial Cemetery (Row M, Grave No. 156), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
8
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John William and Gertrude Amelia NORRISH, Kojonup, Western Australia
Family/military connectionsFather: Lt John William NORRISH, 10th Light Horse, returned to Australia; Brothers: Trooper J.W. NORRISH; F. Victor NORRISH; Cousins: Lt. Vernon PIESSE, 10th Light Horse, killed in action, Gallipoli; Trooper Arthur CHIPPER, wounded in Egypt; Lt Oxley PIESSE, killed in action, France; Pte Josiah NORRISH, wounded twice in France; Gunner Harold George CHIPPER; George Frederick CHIPPER, 28th Bn; Charles CHIPPER, British Army, died from the effect of war service in France.

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