CLOWES, Norman

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 14 August 1914, Duntroon, Australian Capital Territory
Last Rank: Major
Last Unit: 1st Division Artillery
Born: Warwick, Queensland, 7 October 1893
Home Town: Warwick, Southern Downs, Queensland
Schooling: Warwick Central School, Toowoomba Grammar School, Royal Military College Duntroon
Occupation: Soldier
Memorials: Toowoomba Grammar School WW1 Bravery Deeds, Toowoomba Grammar School WW1 Honour Board, Toowoomba Grammar School Wall of Achievement, Warwick War Memorial Gates
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14 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Duntroon, Australian Capital Territory

World War 1 Service

25 Sep 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '3' embarkation_place: Brisbane embarkation_ship: HMAT Rangatira embarkation_ship_number: A22 public_note: ''
25 Sep 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Rangatira, Brisbane
21 Jan 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Major, 1st Division Artillery


21 Feb 1919: Discharged AIF WW1

Non Warlike Service

Date unknown: Involvement AIF WW1, Major General, Unspecified British Units
Date unknown: Involvement AIF WW1, Unspecified Indian Army Units

World War 2 Service

Date unknown: Involvement AIF WW1, Unspecified British Units

World War 1 Service

Date unknown: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, Officer, 2nd Division Artillery
Date unknown: Involvement AIF WW1, Major, Officer, 5th Division Headquarters

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Norman Clowes and his brother Cyril entered the Royal Military College on 22 June 1911 in the first intake of cadets and he was a member of the Honour Guard at the naming ceremony in Canberra on 12 March 1913. His class was graduated early on 14 August 1914 and Clowes was appointed as a lieutenant with the 3rd Field Artillery Brigade. He landed on Gallipoli with his brother, Cyril. He received a gun shot wound to the chest on 5 May and was hospitalised in England. He was appointed as a Staff Captain in the 2nd Division Artillery and was awarded the Military Cross and the Distinguished Service Order for his work during 1916 particularly during the fighting around Pozieres in France. 

After the war he served with the Indian Army from 1922 to 1930 and then the British Army from 1931. He commanded the 1st Battalion of the Manchester Regiment and served in the Palestine Rebellion of 1937-1938. From 1946 until his retirement in 1949 he served as Aide-de-Camp to King George VI. He retired with the rank of Major General. Source (

During his military career he was awarded the CBE, DSO, MC, and was Mentioned in Despatches 5 times. He was also awarded the Medal of Freedom with silver palm.