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Norquay, Walter James


Born 1888 Lyndhurst Victoria the son of James and Margaret Elizabeth Norquay (nee McPherson) married to Dagmar Grace Griffiths the senior postal assistant at Queenstown he embarked Hobart 8th August 1916 on board “HMAT Ballarat” with the 40th Infantry Battalion. 

He was appointed Lance Corporal 17th July 1917 

He was killed in action 13th October 1917 in Belgium (previously reported missing) and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium.

Military Medal

At Zonnebeke on the 4th to 5th October 1917 this NCO led his men with great dash and determination against the enemy.  On capturing the enemy position he assisted to consolidate and displlayed great coolness and fine leadership.  He was subsequently killed in action during operations at Passchendaele on 12th October 1917.

Date of recommendation 1st January 1919




       Plaque commemorating employees of the Postmaster General’ Department Hobart




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