Norman Enlisted on 24 May 1940 and posted to 2/2nd Field Workshop. He was promoted Acting Corporal on 30 Aug 1940, Corporal on 19 Aug 1941 and was transferred to 75th Light Aid Detachment on 18 Sept 1940. He embarked for Timor on 8 Dec 1941 and joined the 2/2nd on Timor from 75th Light Aid Detachment after the fall of Koepang, approx March 1942. He was medevac'd to Australia aboard HMAS "KALGOORLIE" from Betano on 13 Sept 1942.
After medical treatment he was posted to Australian Army Ordnance Training Depot on 3 Jan 1943 and then Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (AEME) Training Depot on 14 Jul 1943, then 2nd Australian Tank Training Depot on 2 Oct 1943. He transferred to 2/2nd Australian Base Workshop on 12 Apr 1944 and then to 2/4th Australian Base Workshop on 25 Aug 1944. He attended Land Head Quarters AEME School, Armament Artificers, Engine No5 Course, 13 Aug - 6 Oct 1945 and qualified with Distinction .
Norman was discharged on 3 Jan 1946.
He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, Defence Medal, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below.
Edited by Peter Epps