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Norman Victor PITKIN

Regimental number1801
Place of birthBarraba South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Maria Pitkin, Bellmore Terrace, Woodville, South Australia
Enlistment date1 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 11 January 1916

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. is brought to notice for his gallant conduct and devotion to duty during the attack on the 18th September, 1918, on LE VERGUIER. With his Section he was responsible for liaison and touch with the flanking Company of another Battalion, and despite very adverse weather conditions and spume from the barrage he maintained touch throughout the whole operation. Just prior to reaching the final objective he was wounded by an enemy bomber but refused to go back to the dressing station until the objective had been gained and the situation quietened down. Throughout the whole operation he showed an absolute contempt for personal danger and his example of cheeriness and courage inspired all his comrades. He is strongly recommended for distinction.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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