Norman Edward NORTHEY


NORTHEY, Norman Edward

Service Numbers: 508, 508A
Enlisted: 3 January 1916, Uralla, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Infantry Battalion
Born: Uralla, New South Wales, Australia, 30 August 1897
Home Town: Uralla, Uralla, New South Wales
Schooling: Maitland Point Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Bullecourt, France, 5 May 1917, aged 19 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Arding Methodist Church Honour Roll, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

3 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 508, Uralla, New South Wales
4 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 508, 33rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
4 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 508, 33rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Marathon, Sydney
5 May 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 508A, 1st Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (Second)

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The disc of 508 Northey was found when W.T. Ford, 1st Battalion, came upon him lying dead in the field - where he must have died from shell shock, apparently otherwise unscathed.