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Norman Gordon RAE

Regimental number486
Date of birth20 May 1876
Place of birthRochester Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressRochester, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMrs Rae, Rochester, Victoria
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Light Horse Regiment
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: LH4
Promotion date: 20 July 1915

Lieutenant


Unit: LH4
Promotion date: 3 May 1917

Captain


Unit: LH4

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 1 November 1917

FateReturned to Australia 5 September 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During the regiments mounted attack on the hostile trenches, he single handed captured over 60 prisoners, and set a fine example to his men under extremely heavy rifle and machine gun fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 150
Date: 24 September 1918

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

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