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Norman QUAIL

Place of birthBairnsdale Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSpring Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, R R Quail, 36 Hope Street, Geelong West, Victoria
Previous military service63rd Infantry
Enlistment date8 March 1916
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit nameHowitzer Brigade 119
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/136/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 3 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll119th Howitzer Battery
FateReturned to Australia 1 May 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When his battery in close support of the infantry came under very severe fire at close range, he showed cool courage whilst clearing the casualties and re-organizing the teams. His timely service was of reat value to the battery.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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