Norman Dudley Murray-Cowper

First Name: 
Norman
Middle Name: 
Dudley
Last Name: 
Murray-Cowper
Mother's Name: 
Hannah Murray-Cowper nee Russell
Father's Name: 
James Murray-Cowper
Date Enlisted: 
Wednesday, March 22, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
3rd Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
1914/1915 Star
Date of Death: 
Saturday, August 5, 1967
Place of Death: 
Wollongong, NSW
Details: 

Norman Murray-Cowper (Service no 5324) was born in Deniliquin, NSW in 1898.  The family went to South Africa for a time but were in Nowra, NSW when his parents divorced in 1909.

At the time of enlistment, Norman was single, 18 years of age, employd as a clerk, resided in Nowra and had previously served in the Cadets.

Norman embarked on HMAT A18 - Wiltshire with the 17th Battaliion, 14th Reinforcements on 22 August 1916. He arrived in England on 13 October 1916 and joined 17th Battalion on 11 November 1916.

On 8 March 1917, Norman transferred to 3rd Battalion to be with his brother  James Murray-Cowper (Service no 1108).  Norman saw service on the Western Front and was admitted to hospital on 2 May 1917 with trench feet. He returned to duty on 20 October 1917 but was wounded in action on 25 October 1917.

Norman was evacuated to hospital for treatment of gun shot wounds to his left thigh and calf but the treatment failed and his leg was amputated on 30 January 1918.

Norman was returned to Australia a year later in January 1919. Further treatment followed in Australia and he was finally medically discharged on 3 May 1921.

In 1933 Norman married Doris Anderson in Sydney, NSW and they moved to Thirroul, NSW where he worked for the railways.

Norman died in 1967 and is buried in Wollongong Cemetery.

 

Sources: 
Norman Dudley Murray-Cowper

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