Norman Willmott Flook

First Name: 
Norman
Middle Name: 
Willmott
Last Name: 
Flook
Alternate Spelling: 
Willmot and Wilmot
Mother's Name: 
Ellen (nee Charlton)
Father's Name: 
Walter Flook
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, October 30, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
18th Nattalion
Company: 
A Company
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, September 20, 1917
Place of Death: 
Glencourse Wood, Paschendaele, Belgium
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Norman Flook (Service No 6297) was born about 1888 and attended Helensburgh Public School. At the time of enlistment he was a single 28 year old letter carrier who had served in the CMF.His parents were deceased by this time and his uncle Thomas Coulson, of Helensburgh, NSW is listed as next of kin.

He embarked on HMAT A29 Suevic with 18th Reinforcements, 18th Battalion on 11th November 1916. After training in England he joined 1st Platoon, A Company, 18th Battalion in France on 20th May 1917 and served with them on the Western Front. On 20th September 1917 he was killed by machine gun fire from an enemy plane about 9 30 am, while he was digging a position at Glencourse Wood. He has no known grave and is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres Belgium.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, FLOOK N W

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