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Norman Rutledge PLOMLEY

Regimental number622
Date of birth--/08/1892
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
AddressThe Avenue, Narrabeen, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinF J Plomley, The Avenue, Narrabeen, New South Wales
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name1 Divisional Train (1 to 4 Coys Army Service Corps) October, 1914
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion


Unit: INF56
Promotion date: 10 March 1916


Unit: INF56
Promotion date: 7 June 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 12 September 1917

Military Cross (Altered from Companion of the Distinguished Service Order)

Recommendation date: 12 October 1917"

FateReturned to Australia 23 September 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his company with great dash and initiative, and reorganized it after the capture of the objective. Later he took command of the right half of the battalion, and consolidated and secured the position with great skill and energy. When his flank became exposed it was largely owing to his efforts that the unit on the right was able to establish connection. His work undoubtedly saved what might have been a critical situation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

Bar to Military Cross

Source: CG 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross and Bar, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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