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Norman Cecil SPINDLER

Regimental number6438
Place of birthKanoona New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressBega, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs M A Spindler, Kanoona, Bega, New South Wales
Enlistment date15 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 11 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the advance near OMMIECOURT-les-CLERY, West of PERONNE, on 29th August 1918, this man was No. 1 of a Lewis gun. He moved his gun well out in front of his platoon and opened fire on a large party of the enemy that was opposing their advance. Although subjected to heavy rifle fire from the enemy he maintained his position and succeeded in killing and wounding a number of the enemy who were forced to withdraw, and thus enabled his platoon to advance. His personal courage and disregard of danger materially helped towards the success of the operation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

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