JAMIESON, Norman Norris
b. 22.02.1892 Camperdown, NSW.
d. 23.11.1943 Sunshine Coast, Qld.
Next of Kin: Dorothy Jamieson.
Enlisting on 14th January 1915 at the age of 22 years, Norman Jamieson, a clerk, became a soldier. He was the son of Mrs. A. Jamieson of 37 Arcadia Road, Glebe Point in New South Wales and his life had not prepared him for war. He was described as a man of slight build, being 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing 126 lbs. His complexion was dark, his eyes grey and his hair was dark. His religion was noted as Presbyterian.
On the 20th March 1915, Norman Jamieson joined the 2nd Battalion in Liverpool, New South Wales. By June of the same year he was in Egypt and debilitated by illness including a bout of mumps in February 1916.
On 29th October 1916 Jamieson was wounded in action “in the field.” He was in France by July 1917 with his record punctuated by illness and visits to hospital, reflecting the appalling conditions men were fighting in at the time.
Jamieson was wounded twice in Staples, France, once with a gunshot wound to the right leg and another to the shoulder. He was sent to Colchester Hospital in England for treatment to the shoulder and was reported to have responded well to treatment.
On 5th April 1918, Jamieson was returned to Australia and in 1919 was appointed to Special Service No: 86291.
Norman Norris Jamieson served in the Australian Army during World War Two and died of injuries while stationed on the Sunshine Coast during that conflict.
He is buried in the official War Graves section of Woombye Cemetery and his name can be found on the Roll of Honour at Glebe Point, NSW. He is also remembered on panel 27 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial.
Source: National Archives of Australia; AWM147 Roll of Honour cards, 1939-1945 War, 2nd AIF (Australian Imperial Force) and CMF (Citizen Military Force)
From the Genealogy Sunshine Coast publication
“AND THEIR NAMES SHALL LIVE FOREVER…”
REMEMBERING MILITARY PERSONNEL IN THE OLD MAROOCHY SHIRE CEMETERIES – BOOK 1, WOOMBYE
Norman is not included in the Adopt a Digger database as he falls outside our criteria of living in the district before 1925. He is included in this gallery as he has lived in the district later in his life and is commemorated on the Sunshine Coast. Importantly, as a WW1 digger he still deserves to be recognised and commemorated by our project.