Born in Ballarat, Norman Henry Mason was a single 19 year old bank clerk at the time of his enlistment in Melbourne, Victoria on the 31st of July 1915. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on the 5th of January 1916.
On the 18th of August 1916, Norman was wounded in action. He was transferred to England on the 25th of August, and on the 26th of August he was admitted to the 3rd Southern General Hospital in Oxford, England with gunshot wounds to his right leg and buttock, and a fractured tibia and fibula.
Norman was invalided to Australia on the 4th of May 1917, and he returned to Australia on the 2nd of July 1917.
He was discharged as medically unfit on the 7th of August 1917 due to his wounds.
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