Norman, Oliver

Date of Birth/Death:

1895/1918

Oliver Norman was born on 27 September 1895, in Willunga, South Australia. His grandfather was John Norman senior, and his parents were John Norman and Selina (nee Polkinghorne) of Mount Compass. Prior to registering for the war, he worked as a farmer. He enlisted on the 1st of September 1915. Oliver served as a Light Horse man and a trench mortar gunner in the Australian Imperial Force in France. He was injured in action and was transferred to England for treatment. Oliver returned to fight in January 1918 and was ranked as a gunner. However, he was unfortunately wounded again with shrapnel in his thorax and died of his injuries on the 2 April 1918. He was buried in Doullens, France.

References:

Genealogy SA, https://genealogysa.org.au/

National Archives of Australia https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/, NORMAN Oliver : Service Number – 1631

1918 ‘THE ROLL OF HONOR.’, The Advertiser, 18 April, p. 5. , http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5545998

Ancestry.com. Global, Find a Grave® Index for Burials at Sea and other Select Burial Locations, 1300s-Current [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Virtual War Memorial, Oliver Norman, https://vwma.org.au/explore/people/106828

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