Sir Norman Rupert MIGHELL

MIGHELL, Norman Rupert

Service Number: 169
Enlisted: 3 November 1914, Cairns, Queensland
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 15th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mackay, Queensland, 4 June 1894
Home Town: Gordonvale, Cairns, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Articled clerk
Died: Injuries (motor car accident), Melbourne, Victoria, 13 April 1955, aged 60 years
Cemetery: Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton
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World War 1 Service

3 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 169, Cairns, Queensland
17 Nov 1914: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant
22 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 169, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
22 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 169, 15th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 169, 15th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli
26 Apr 1915: Wounded SN 169, 15th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli, GSW (jaw)
14 Jun 1916: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 169, 15th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"Sir Norman Rupert Mighell (1894-1955), company director and public servant, was born on 12 June 1894 at Mackay, Queensland, second son of Alfred William Mighell, an accountant from England, and his Queensland-born wife Mary Anne, née O'Donohue. Educated at St Joseph's College, Brisbane, Norman worked as an articled clerk at Gordonvale and studied law. He was mobilized in the Militia in August 1914 and served briefly with the garrison on Thursday Island before enlisting in the Australian Imperial Force on 3 November. Five ft 11 ins (180 cm) tall and weighing 10 st. 6 lb. (66 kg), he had grey eyes and light brown hair. As a sergeant in the 15th Battalion, he was among the first Australian troops to land at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915, sustaining severe wounds which plagued him for the rest of his life. He was admitted to hospital in England in June, repatriated in November and discharged from the A.I.F. on 14 June 1916..." - READ MORE LINK (adb.anu.edu.au)

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