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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Norman Walter BRITT

Born 1890 in Arthington, Yorkshire, England [20] [21]
Son of butler Edward BRITT and Elizabeth CLARKE [20] [21]
In 1891 was living with his parents, sister Lily and brother Charles at Creskeld Hall in Arthington, Yorkshire, England [20]
His mother passed away at the age of 43 years in 1892 and in 1898 his father was married to Annie JACKSON [21]
In 1901 was living with his father, stepmother, and siblings Charles and Mabel at Undale Cottage in Mears Ashby, Northampton [20]
Departed London, England on the steamship Orotava and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 8 April 1909 [70]
Farmer in Latham, Western Australia 1911-1915 [19]
Initially his address was Latham's Rock via Coorow [19]
He cleared 40 acres of his property and grew 30 acres of crop in 1912 [9: 28-Jun-1912]
In 1912 it was estimated that that there were 3,165 acres in crop across all of Coorow and Latham [9: 28-Jun-1912]
Farmed in Latham until enlisting in the Australian Imperial Force in Perth on 29 June 1915 [30: item 3125410]
Upon enlistment he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighed 131 pounds and had blue eyes, light brown hair and a fair complexion [30]
He gave his next of kin as his stepmother Mrs Annie BRITT of 56 Thorne Road in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England [30]
After training at Blackboy Hill in the Perth Hills he was appointed to 3rd Reinforcements of the 28th Battalion on 21 August 1915 [30]
Embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia for active service abroad on the H.M.A.T. A68 Anchises on 2 September 1915 [18]
Private 1905 in the Australian Imperial Force's 28th Battalion on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey during the First World War [30]
Wounded in Action at Gallipoli on 13 October 1915 with reported gunshot wounds to his arm and back [30]
He was evacuated on the H.M.H.S. Valdivia on 18 October 1915 for medical treatment in Alexandria, Egypt [30]
Returned to duty in Egypt on 10 January 1916 and on 16 March 1916 proceeded to France [30]
Private 1905 in the Australian Imperial Force's 28th Battalion in France during the First World War [30]
He was reported Missing in Action in France on 29 July 1916 [30]
A court of inquiry on 4 January 1917 concluded that he had been Killed in Action in France on 29 July 1916 [30]
His stepmother received his effects: a silk handkerchief, badges, gift box, gospel, testament, letters, cards, pouch and cigarette case [30]
His estate was divided equally between his brother Charles William BRITT and his sister Mabel Ann BRITT [30]
The Australian Imperial Force sent his Memorial Plaque and Memorial Scroll to his stepmother Mrs Annie BRITT [30]
Received the 1914-15 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal - which were sent to his brother and sister [30]
Memorialised on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial at the Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery in Villers-Bretonneux, France [17]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Norman Walter Britt' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 24 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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