Norman Digby

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Digby, Trooper Norman no.939

6th Light Horse 5th reinforcements.

“Wilga” Drummond Street, Belmore.

Born at Sydney 1896, son of Arthur E. and Edith Digby.

Enlisted Sydney 20/1/1915, aged 19.

Next of kin, father, A Digby.

Casualty list SMH 25/12/1915. Wounded (Probably wounded at Wilson’s Lookout, the southernmost of the Anzac Line. Taken between November 4th and 9th by the 5th, 6th, 4th and 7th Light Horse).

Casualty list DT 30/5/1916. Returned to duty.

Died of wounds 6/8/1916, in the defence of the Suez Canal.

Buried Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt, grave B.20.

Roll of Honour, Canterbury District.

Australian War Memorial record available at: https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R2033351/ [accessed 20/01/2017].

Special acknowledgement

The foundation of the information on this page was copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.

Note

An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 names in the book with a link to the biography copied from the book about each individual. The alphabetical list is titled Canterbury's Boys list. The biographical files are editable, created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to contribute any further information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they may have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.

Reference

Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002