Norman Charles (Saltbush Bill) HALLIDAY DCM

Badge Number: 17244, Sub Branch: Unley
17244

HALLIDAY, Norman Charles

Service Number: 1458
Enlisted: 9 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Stirling West, South Australia, 8 May 1893
Home Town: Aldgate, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Station foreman
Memorials: Aldgate Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

9 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1458, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Adelaide, South Australia
27 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1458, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
27 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1458, 9th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Benalla, Adelaide
11 Dec 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 1458, 9th Light Horse Regiment

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Biography contributed by Robert Kearney

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry, initiative, and devotion to duty at Khan Ayash, on 2 October, 1918. Whilst proceeding to mount a relay signal station, he, with Trooper Smyth, discovered one enemy officer and eightyseven enemy hidden in a wadi. The officer was preparing to mount an automatic rifle when these two men, in face of bomb fire, rushed him, and took his pistol, fired into the enemy, and seized the automatic rifle. The enemy were so surprised that they surrendered in a body.'
 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
 20 May 1920

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