Norman Thomas Pittendrigh Memorial, Australia Pittendrigh family photo
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Norman Thomas Pittendrigh Memorial, Australia

A photo of a memorial to Norman Thomas Pittendrigh, World War 1.

About Norman Thomas Pittendrigh

Norman joined the Australian Imperial Force on 27 August 1914. He was the 149th Australian to join after war had been declared. He embarked from Sydney on 18 October 1914, and then from Alexadria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (M.E.F.), Gallipoli campaign, on 5 April 1915. The 1st Battalion took part in the ANZAC landings on 25 April 1915 in the second and third waves (the 1st and 2nd Brigades started landing between 5.30AM and 7.30AM on 25 April). Norman was promoted to Corporal by the Commanding Officer of 1st Battalion at Gallipoli Peninsula on 25 April 1915. Suffering from “ear trouble” he was sent to the hospital on 16 May 1915, arriving in Mudros 21 May and being discharged to duty on 23 May 1915. He rejoined the Battalion on 27 May 1915, and was reported missing on 14 August 1915 following the push at Lone Pine. ...more info

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