Norman Cornthwaite

Name    Norman Cornthwaite

Number    Private 2032

Battalion      24th Battalion  

Place of Birth   Mirboo North

Next of Kin   Mrs. L S Cornthwaite or Miss E Cornthwaite of Mirboo North

Date and place of enlistment   Melbourne 21/6/1915

Physical details on enlistment   Age 20 years 4 months, 5’9”, 10 stone, brown eyes and dark brown hair.

Religion   Presbyterian

Occupation   farmer

Date and place of death

He was killed in action at Passchendaele Ridge on 5/10/1917

Location of grave or memorial

He has no known grave and is remembered on the Menin Gate at Ypres

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

From Allambee South 

Military History

  • He is on the Hallston Honour Roll
  • 16/6/15 He enlisted in Melbourne
  • 29/10/15 He went to Gallipoli
  • 10/1/16 He went to Alexandria and on to Marseilles
  • 2/9/16 He was wounded. He had gun shot wound to the scalp. He went to the 3rd Casualty Clearing Station and then on to a train to the 26th General Hospital Etaples
  • 7/10/16 He returned to Belgium
  • 5/10/17 He was killed in action
  • There is a letter from his sister Miss E Cornthwaite of

Allenby Lodge

Burwood Rd Glenferrie

  • His mother received a letter regarding the medal rules. She wrote a letter stating Norman’s father’s address is Mirboo North
  • His estate was administered by the Curator of Estates of deceased persons 483 Collins St Melbourne
  • His father John Cornthwaite received the medals in 1922
  • His mother gave him permission to enlist as did John his father of Mirboo North
  • Signature p 35 of his file

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