Topic: Norman Edgar Carswell

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From research done in 2008 by Wairarapa College Year 12 history assignment on Wairarapa soldiers who died in World War One.

Full name: Norman Edgar Carswell

Date of Birth: 1891
Serial number: 10/142
Occupation before enlistment: 
First known rank: Private
Embarkation date: 16 October 1914
Place of embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Body on embarkation: Main body
Embarkation unit: Wellington Infantry Battalion
Last unit served: Wellington Infantry Battalion
Rank last held: Private
Place of death: Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of Death: 8 May 1915
Cause of death: Killed in action
Cemetery name: Twelve Tree Copse (New Zealand) Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.

Biographical notes:

Norman Carswell was killed in action in "the Daisy patch", Helles. He was part of the New Zealand Infantry Brigade which was ordered to proceed to Cape Helles to take the village of Krithia and was one of 170 men who died there. 

Obituary: Wairarapa Daily Times 4 June 1915.

Among those who are reported missing at the Dardanelles are Private Norman E. Carswell, son of Mrs J. Carswell of Masterton.....

Student researcher: Amber Gray



Norman Edgar Carswell

First Names:Norman Edgar
Last Name:Carswell