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Norman Hugh OSMAND

Regimental number2184
Place of birthTallangatta Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationPolice constable
AddressLavington, via Albury, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, Robert Osmand, Lavington via Albury, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 May 1915
Unit name1st Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 16 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 January 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For remarkable gallantry near Chuignolles, 23 August, 1918. He was foremost in the attack, and by his dash in many cases prevented the enemy from getting their machine guns into action. Alone he rushed a machine gun post, killing the crew, and, later, a trench mortar crew.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

Family/military connectionsBrother: 3196 Pte Sydney Alexander OSMAND, 55th Bn, returned to Australia, 19 February 1919.

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