Norman Gladstone HOLDEN

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HOLDEN, Norman Gladstone

Service Numbers: 2297, 38037
Enlisted: 22 July 1916, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 11th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Dunkeld, Victoria, 26 August 1898
Home Town: Kew, Boroondara, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Student
Died: Killed in Action, France, 29 September 1918, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kew War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

22 Jul 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2297, Melbourne, Victoria
1 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2297, 57th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Orsova, Melbourne
1 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2297, 57th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
21 Feb 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2297, 57th Infantry Battalion
9 Mar 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Gunner, 11th Field Artillery Brigade
9 Nov 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 38037, Field Artillery Brigades, HMAT Port Sydney, Melbourne
9 Nov 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 38037, Field Artillery Brigades, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
29 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 38037, 11th Field Artillery Brigade , Breaching the Hindenburg Line - Cambrai / St Quentin Canal

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Biography contributed by Colin Harrison

Norman first embarked on HMAT Orsova A67. Norman's father, Albert Thomas Holden (/explore/people/174205) (Chaplain) also embarked on the same ship.

"...38037 Gunner Norman Gladstone Holden, 11th Field Artillery Brigade. A student from Dunkeld, Vic, Gnr Holden embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Port Sydney (A15) on 9 November 1917. The second son in the family, Gnr Holden was killed in action in France on 29 September 1918, aged 20." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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