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Norman Stanley Thomas was born in Ballarat, Victoria, was single and a Typewriter when he enlisted with the 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station on 2 February 1916 at the age of 21. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 May 1916. It appears by his records that, aside from being admitted to hospital in France for illness (undefined) he completed his tour of service without major illness or injury, returning home to Australia 6 July 1919.
In a letter to his mother dated 25 February 1918, the Base Recordings Office mentions that Norman Thomas was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field and for æconspicuous service rendered by your son'.
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