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Pte. Norman Arthur Jorgensen

Australian Imperial Force. 37th Btn. 3rd Aust Division

from:Chewton, Victoria

(d.8th Jun 1917)

Norman was my great uncle and I'm afraid I know little about him other that what I have obtained from the AWM records. He was a carpenter before joining up. He sailed to France of SS Persic, arriving 3.6.1916 and died on 8.6.1917 He was killed by an exploding shell and is believed to be buried in a grave in Steenverck Road in Belgium close to the Australian CCS. When I visited a few years ago,I found 5 graves in a civilian cemetery there, all marked, An Unknown Australian Soldier. His name is on the missing plaque at the Menin Gate Memorial.

Norman Jorgensen

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