Service Number: 256
Enlisted: 13 October 1915, Rockhampton, Queensland
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 11th Infantry Brigade Headquarters
Born: Indooroopilly, Queensland, 10 December 1889
Home Town: Blackall, Blackall Tambo, Queensland
Schooling: Blackall State School
Occupation: Well-borer
Died: Natural causes, Blackall, Queensland, 27 November 1939, aged 49 years
Cemetery: Blackall Cemetery, Qld
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World War 1 Service

13 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 256, Rockhampton, Queensland
5 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, 256, 42nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
5 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Driver, 256, 42nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Sydney
10 Jul 1917: Honoured Military Medal
29 Jun 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Corporal, 256, 11th Infantry Brigade Headquarters

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Embarkation Roll ( ( shows his Surname spelled incorrectly as Andrews



I have the privilege of being the current custodian of Norman's Military Medal and am looking to find his decendants to return it to his family.

Contact Gerard Hills - [email protected]


Husband of Amy Andrew

Son of Henry and Mary Andrew. Brother .Brother of William Andrew. Killed in Action 27 April 1915

Norman returned to Australia 29 March 1919

Military Medal Citaton 18 July 1917

'During the period from the 3rd to the 10th July, 1917, inclusive when his Battalion was in the trenches in the MESSINES Sector, this man was in charge of Ration Wagons returning from WHITE SPOT COTTAGE on the night 9th/10th July, 1917. Whilst coming down the track from MESSINES RIDGE heavy enemy gun fire opened upon the track, resulting in one driver being wounded, one mule killed, and one mule injured. It was then that this man showed great courage and coolness. Although shells were falling around the spot continuously, he dressed the wounds of the driver, and got him into safety in the dug out. He then returned to the scene of the accident and cleared the track of the wagon and dead mule, thereby saving a serious congestion of traffic. He has on previous occasions shown great coolness and courage in getting drivers and wagons through serious trouble.'

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal