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Norman Leslie THURSTON

Regimental number32754
Place of birthGranville, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBurwood Road, Enfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20.3
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinFather, R T Thurston, Burwood Road, Enfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 October 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameMedium Trench Mortar Battery Reinforcement 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/129/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 10 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Medium Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 16 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Lillian THURSTON. Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Discharge date10 April 1919
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Demosthenes', 16 January 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 2 March 1919, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, chest, non-penetrating), Sydney, 10 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death11 March 1934
Age at death37
Place of burialSt Thomas Cemetery (Section 24 Grave 36), Enfield, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, THURSTON Norman Leslie

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