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Norman Edward SHARP

Regimental number5195
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
Address38 Pearl Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, J Sharp, 38 Pearl Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date18 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 June 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and consistent devotion to duty. This N.C.O. has been with the 54th Battalion since his arrival in France and is a cool, courageous soldier. During the attack on BELLICOURT on 2nd October 1918, he displayed excellent leadership and by his own disregard of danger was an inspiring example to his men. Throughout his 2 1/2 years service in France he has at all times and under most trying circumstances shown great courage and aggressiveness and on several occasions has done most daring patrol work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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