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Norman James ANDREWS

Regimental number4131
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address1 Barningham Street, East Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Mr R J Andrews, 277 Rathdown Street, Carlton, Victoria
Enlistment date6 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 29 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work between Vauvillers and Lihons on 9 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 17 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919

Military Medal

'On 9th August 1918 during the attack on enemy positions between VAUVILLERS and LIHONS, Lance Corporal ANDREWS with Private BALLAGH as Lewis Gunners behaved most gallantly under very heavy enemy Machine gun fire. In spite of the heavy fire from the enemy these two gunners were most energetic with their Lewis Guns, keeping well ahead of their Company. They succeeded in putting three enemy Machine Guns out of action and accounted for at least 40 of the enemy. Their example and fine courage were undoubtedly a great help in the success of the advance.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 September 1957
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery

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