Norman BALSHAW

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BALSHAW, Norman

Service Number: 19776
Enlisted: 4 January 1916, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 8th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Moama, New South Wales, 1891
Home Town: Balranald, Balranald, New South Wales
Schooling: State School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, Corbie, France, 9 April 1918
Cemetery: Etaples Military Cemetery
Plot XXXIII, Row F, Grave no. 24A
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Balranald War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

4 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 19776, Melbourne, Victoria
20 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 19776, 8th Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Medic, Sydney
20 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 19776, 8th Field Artillery Brigade , Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
18 Sep 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Driver, SN 19776, 8th Field Artillery Brigade , Third Ypres, Shell shock
4 Apr 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 19776, 8th Field Artillery Brigade , Villers-Bretonneux, 2nd occasion - GSW (chest)
9 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 19776, 8th Field Artillery Brigade , Villers-Bretonneux

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Norman BALSHAW was born in Moama, NSW in 1891

His parents were Thomas Watkinson BALSHAW and Jane Ann BREMNER who married in NSW in 1882

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His brother Roderick Robert BALSHAW  (SN 547) also served in WW1 & was Killed in Action in 1917