Hyman Hirch Norman Ellison

Born: 24 September 1895

Died: 31 January 1971

NORMAN HYMAN HIRCH ELLISON

Eldest son of Mr. Joseph Ellison, was born at Moore Park in 1895, and educated at the Mosman Superior Public School. Entering the clerical department in 1912 he became a cadet on the reporting staff two years later.

Enlisting in June, 1916, as a Gunner in the 117th Howitzer Battery, he went to France, where he was transferred to the 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, and was in due course promoted to the rank of Corporal. He was constantly in action on the Somme, at Messines, on the Yser Canal, and at Ypres, until severely wounded in the right leg in the fighting around Passchendaele on September 30, 1917. He was in hospital in Engaland for five months, and was then pronounced unfit for further active service.

Source: Record of service : members of the staff of the Sydney Morning Herald and the Sydney Mail who served in the Great War. 1919.

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