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Born in Creswick, Victoria and a Bricklayer by trade, Norman Brayshaw was 23 years and single when enlisted on the 30th of March 1915 in the 2nd Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 17, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Sapper, Number 8661. His Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 'Hororata' on the 2nd of May 1916. On the 3rd of May 1917 wounded in action in France and admitted to hospital sick. On the 5th of August 1918 accidently fractured left leg and ankle, France and invalided to U.K. sick from France and was listed as returned to Australia per 'Delta' on the 24th of January 1919 and disembarked on the 10th of March 1919 and discharged on the 2nd of July 1919 from the 3rd Military District with the Termination of Period of Enlistment. Tree No. 644