Norman was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in Headquarters Section, “C” Platoon. Later joining No 7 Section, “C” Platoon. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hiddes” on 16 Dec 1942. In hospital for some time, then stowed away aboard “VAN HENTY” for New Guinea on 16 Aug 1943 and re-joined the unit on 2 Nov 1943.
He returned to Australia aboard “TAROONA” on 10 Apr 1944 and in hospital for some time again. Norman was promoted to Corporal on 3 Oct 1945 and transferred to Marrinup P.O.W. camp on 29 Jan 1946 and was discharged on 31 May 1946.
He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below.
Edited by Peter Epps