Paymaster Clerk Norman John Embelton

First year at Wesley 1905
Personal information Brother of Lieutenant-Colonel David Embelton.
Date enlisted 30/12/1912
Unit enlistedHMAS Cerberus - Service Number 20
Service details Accidentally killed when a horse unseated and dragged him in Epping Road, Preston. Died in hospital. Joined Navy pre-war when he was a successful candidate to pass a competitive examination for the position of paymaster’s assistant. He had been to England and visited important admiralty dockyards. He came out in one of the Australian cruisers and had been on active service, including twice to New Guinea with the fleet. On his last visit there he contracted a slight attack of malaria and had received leave of absence in consequence. CWGC has under the name Embleton
Date of death 31/03/1915 - 20 years of age
Unit detailsHMAS Cerberus
Cemetery/Memorial Place Coburg Pine Ridge Cemetery - CoE Plain Grave 479
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