BYRNE, Norman

Service Numbers: QX12438, 61529
Enlisted: 25 July 1940
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: Merchant Navy
Born: Maryborough, Queensland, Australia , 23 March 1900
Home Town: Rockhampton, Rockhampton, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Died, New Guinea, 20 February 1945, aged 44 years
Cemetery: Lae War Cemetery
- memorial reference: AA. D. 11. The inscription on his wargrave reads: SERVED 1914-18 WAR WITH N.Z.FORCES, 1939-45 WAR WITH A. I. F.
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World War 2 Service

25 Jul 1940: Involvement QX12438
25 Jul 1940: Enlisted
25 Jul 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, QX12438
30 Oct 1943: Discharged Merchant Navy
20 Feb 1945: Discharged Merchant Navy, Able Seaman , Merchant Navy

World War 1 Service

24 Jul 2017: Involvement Private, 61529

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Biography contributed by Robert Kearney

Contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Able Seaman Norman Byrne served with the New Zealand Forces in the Great War, and with the Australian Imperial Force during WWII.

Whilst serving with New Zealand Forces in the Great War he was awarded a Military Medal. Details of his service in this conflict can be found via the NZ Service Record link to the left.

He served with the Allied Transport Service. 

He was 49 and the son of John and Margaret Byrne.