Norman Basil MAXWELL

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MAXWELL, Norman Basil

Service Number: 4219
Enlisted: 26 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Bombardier
Last Unit: 11th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Manoora, South Australia, 8 June 1894
Home Town: Saddleworth, Clare and Gilbert Valleys, South Australia
Schooling: Manoora Public School and Glenelg Grammar School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Appendicitis, France, 24 December 1916, aged 22 years
Cemetery: St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Manoora Institute Supreme Sacrifice Roll, Manoora Pictorial Honour Roll, Manoora Roll of Honour WW1, Riverton Holy Trinity Anglican Church Honour Roll WW1, Saddleworth Institute Roll of Honor WW1, Saddleworth Memorial Trees Plaque, Saddleworth St. Aidans Church Roll of Honour, Saddleworth War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

26 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4219, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4219, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4219, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide
24 Dec 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Bombardier, SN 4219, 11th Field Artillery Brigade

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Biography

"...4219 Temporary Corporal Norman Basil Maxwell, 10th Battalion, of Saddleworth, SA. A farmer before enlisting in August 1915, T/Cpl Maxwell left Australia for Egypt with the 13th Reinforcements in January 1916. After transferring to the 50th Battalion as part of the 'doubling-up' of the AIF in February 1916, he again transferred to the 11th Field Artillery Brigade with the rank of Gunner. He arrived in France for service on the Western Front in June 1916, and was promoted to Bombardier (Bdr) in July. He was admitted to the 36 Casualty Clearance Station at Rouen with appendicitis on 7 December 1916 where he died two and half weeks later, aged 22. His older brother, 2216 Edgar Albert Maxwell, 50th Battalion, was killed in action at Noreuil on 2 April 1917, aged 25..." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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