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Norman Hamilton BIRDSEY

Regimental number371
Place of birthGeelong, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCommercial traveller
AddressPreston Street, Geelong West, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 7"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinMother, Margaret Birdsey, Preston Street, Geelong West, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil ('rejected 15 years ago: severe cold')
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Place of enlistmentGeelong, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1915
Discharge date26 April 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Suevic', 8 October 1915; disembarked Melbourne, 20 November 1915; discharged (medically unfit: nervous shock), Melbourne, 26 April 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectly enetered on Embarkation Roll as BINDSEY.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BIRDSEY Norman Hamilton

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