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Given Name(s) or Initial(s) Norman
Regimental Number 2253
Unit Name 4th Australian Commonwealth Horse (Vic)
Extracts and Comments
(from Sources as shown)

B5207: clerk aged 22 from Brighton Vic., 15 months 4VIB.
Source:# 744 re-enlisted for WW1 at age 36, at one stage managed the Light Horse remount centre at O'Halloran Hill in Adelaide, travelled overseas with a shipment of horses (possibly to India) in 1917, commissioned as a Captain for duration of journey.
URL1: WW1 AIF Captain Remount Section, a soldier born 1881 in Ballarat Vic., 2 years 4th Vic. Contingent to S. Africa & 4ACH.
URL2: clerk aged 22 from Brighton Vic., born in Ballarat next of kin mother in Brighton, 15 months 4th Vic. Contingent.
Source References
Murray: Official Records of the Australian Contingents etc. page(s) 320
B5207: National Archives of Australia series B5207
Source:# Oz-Boer contributed source number 744
B2455: National Archives of Australia series B2455
B4418: National Archives of Australia series B4418
B2455: National Archives of Australia series B2455
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Apology: For some time now it has been difficult to keep up with the newly available sources (especially the Trove newspaper site) plus the flow of contributions and queries. So I have been forced to prioritise maintenance and data entry over replying to correspondence. Nevertheless, your contributions are being added to the database and acknowledged on the contributions page and, although my replies are many months behind, I will attempt to get to them more often.
Colin Roe

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