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Norman John Timmings was born in Jarrah, WA, was single and a Photographer living in Ballarat, Victoria when he enlisted with the No 1 Australian General Hospital on 1 April 1915 at the age of 18. His unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board A62 Wandilla on 25 June 1915. He served as Nursing Staff on the Hospital Transport Ship Wandialla from Suez to Australia in December 1915 before proceeding overseas to France in early 1916. In November 1916 he was detached from the 12th Field Ambulance for duty with the 4th Australian Drive Train as Ambulance Detail, returning to the 12th Field Ambulance on 13 June 1917. Aside from being admitted to hospital for illness (undefined) in September 1916, it appears he completed his service without major incident, illness or injury, returning home to Australia on 20 June 1919.
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