Arthur Oscar NORRIS

NORRIS, Arthur Oscar

Service Number: 1395
Enlisted: 28 November 1914, Oaklands, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Lower Skilly, South Australia, 13 April 1889
Home Town: Penwortham, Penwortham, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Mouquet Farm, France, 16 August 1916, aged 27 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Saddleworth Institute Roll of Honor WW1, Saddleworth Memorial Trees Plaque, Saddleworth St. Aidans Church Roll of Honour, Sevenhill & Penwortham District War Memorial WW1, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France), Watervale Public School Roll of Honour WW1, Watervale War Memorial, Watervale War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

28 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1395, Oaklands, South Australia
2 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1395, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
2 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 1395, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Clan McGillivray, Melbourne
26 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 50th Infantry Battalion
12 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1395, 50th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Mrs. M. E. Norris, of Saddleworth, has received word that her fourth son. Private Arthur Oscar Norris, was killed in action on August 16. He was 27 years oí age, and was well loved by all who knew him. He was of a cheerful disposition and was a first-class footballer. He enlisted at Leasingham, and left for Egypt with the famous 10th battalion. After serving in Egypt for some time he went to France."from the Adelaide Advertiser 20 Sep 1916 (