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Norman Leslie ARMSTRONG

Regimental number4336
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationJoiner
AddressWyrupi, Knight Street, Arncliffe, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 9"
Weight175 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss Hilda Armstrong, Wyrupi, Knight St, Arncliffe, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 September 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Work near Hesbecourt on 18 September 1918.
Recommendation date: 4 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 31 May 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'In the operations of Hesbecourt, on 18 September, 1918, he showed great courage and able leadership. When his platoon commander was killed, he assumed command, maintaining excellent direction throughout. With his platoon he put out of action two enemy machine guns. On reaching the vicinity of Hargicourt, he, by capable and daring leadership, captured four more machine guns and crews. He rendered very fine service.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 20
Date: 19 February 1920

SourcesNAA: B2455, ARMSTRONG Norman Leslie

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