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Norman Reginald TUTTON

Regimental number157
Date of birth17 May 1895
Place of birthNorthcote, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBayview Street, Northcote, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, George Tutton, Bayview Street, Northcote, Victoria
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name6th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant 11 July 1917
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 6th Battalion
Promotion date: 24 January 1917


Unit: 6th Battalion
Promotion date: 11 July 1917

FateReturned to Australia 26 September 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry. When his officer was badly wounded he took command and led an attack under rifle, machine gun and bomb fire. He subsequently led a second attack with great dash.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 176
Date: 30 November 1916

Bar to Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at Herleville Wood, near Foucoucourt, on 23rd August 1918. He led his platoon in the attack, and consolidated under difficult conditions, keeping his men steady by his cool example. When his Company Commander became a casualty, he took command, and, finally after a five hours' gas bombardment, he and one other officer were all that were left, and formed the remaining men into one company, staying in the gassed area for 36 hours.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Discharge date31 January 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Bar to Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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