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Norman Edgar THOMPSON

Regimental number2239
Place of birthStuart Town New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressStuart Town, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth J Thompson, Stuart Town, New South Wales
Enlistment date30 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name54th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/71/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 19 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 August 1919

Military Medal

'During the operations from 29th September to 2nd October in the vicinity of BELLICOURT, this man's services as a runner are worthy of the highest praise. He conveyed messages under heavy shell fire and displayed untiring energy and obeyed all calls with a cheerfulness rarely equalled under such trying circumstances. It was greatly due to his efforts that a proper liaison was maintained between Company Headquarters and Battalion Headquarters.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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