Norman Frederick BREMNER DSO

Birthplace
Toowoomba
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Postal Electrician
Enlisted
24-July-1915
Place
Brisbane
Age
23
Status
Single
Service No
3011
Rank
Private
Unit
15th Battalion, 10th Reinforcements
Embarked
05-October-1915
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Egypt, Western Front
Highest rank
Captain
Honours and Awards
Distinguished Service Order, Mentioned in Despatches
Fate
Returned to Australia
April 1919
Notes

Brother of 3256 Corporal Charles Henderson Bremner.

 

Norman Bremner transferred to the 47th Battalion in Egypt in March 1916 and arrived in France in June. He was wounded in action in January 1917 and evacuated to the 2nd Red Cross Hospital, then to Perham Downs. In February he was promoted to Lieutenant, returned to France in May and was made Captain in July. In August he was awarded the DSO. He transferred to the 46th Battalion in May 1918 and returned to Australia in April 1919.                              

 

Distinguished Service Order citation: "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He made his way through an intense enemy artillery barrage to a company which had become isolated and cut off from all communications, extracted it and enabled it to capture the objective and eighty prisoners. He carried a wounded officer back under heavy fire of every description, during which he was attacked by five of the enemy, of whom he killed four and captured the fifth. His great gallantry saved the company and imbued fresh spirit into the men." (Awarded 28 August 1917)

 

Mentioned in Despatches citation: “For distinguished and gallant services and devotion to duty in the field during the period from February 27th to midnight 20th and 21st September 1917.” (Gazetted 28 December 1917)