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Norman, Oliver

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Type of person Individual
Date of birth 1895
Place of birth Willunga
Principal occupation Farmer
Date of death 1918
Place of decease France

Oliver Norman was born on the 27th 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 passed away due to his injuries on the 2nd of April 1918. His now buried in Doullens, France.


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