Frank Charles NORRIS

Frank Charles Norris Photo:
Australian War Memorial
Birthplace
Croydon
Resided
Brisbane
Occupation
Chemist
Enlisted
21-December-1917
Place
Toowoomba
Age
21
Status
Single
Service No
53344
Rank
Private
Unit
3rd Queensland Reinforcements
Embarked
08-May-1918
Place
Sydney
Active Service
England
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Died of disease
Date
5-August-1920
Place
Enoggera Military Camp Hospital, Brisbane
Cemetery or Memorial
Toowong Cemetery, Brisbane
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial.

 

Frank Norris embarked at Sydney in May 1918 but went AWOL when the transport docked in Wellington NZ. He was put on a second transport in June then went AWOL after it arrived in Tahiti. When he returned he was diagnosed with nephritis and spent the rest of the voyage in the ship’s hospital. He then spent eight months in hospital in Liverpool, where he also went AWOL several times, before being returned to Australia in March 1919. He was admitted to Enoggera Military Hospital in Brisbane where he died 15 months later from kidney failure. He was 23.

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