MacPhee, Norman Donald (6980)
Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC
Age: 26 years
Enlistment Details: Monday, 23 August 1915 – Melbourne, VIC
Service Number: 6980 view online service record
Next of Kin:
Ruby M MacPhee (wife)
278 Esplanade East
Port Melbourne, VIC
Date: Thursday, 18 November 1915
Ship: HMAT Wiltshire A18
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 4th Field Artillery Brigade – Ammunition Column
RTA: Thursday, 24 January 1918
Discharged: Saturday, 20 April 1918
Norman worked as an electrician for Port Melbourne Council. As N D McPhee, he is listed on the Bridge Street Presbyterian honour board. He is also referred to in the Port Melbourne Standard as N D McPhee.
1915 ‘ELECTRIC SPARKS.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 20 November, p. 3. , viewed 05 Aug 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91163679
1916 ‘PORT SOLDIERS AT THE FRONT.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 24 June, p. 3. , viewed 05 Aug 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91168842
Although not officially classified as a casualty of the Great War, Norman Donald MacPHEE returned March, 1918 with cholecystitis (inflammation of the gallbladder) and acute appendicitis – he died on 6th February, 1933 in Caulfield (probably 11 Australian General Hospital); his archive suggests the cause was due to war service and his widow was subsequently awarded an In Memoriam badge. There do not appear to have been any children of the marriage.
“MACPHEE. — The Friends of the late Mr. NORMAN DONALD (NORM) MACPHEE
(late -12th Battery. 4th F.A.B., A.I.F) are informed that his funeral will leave his residence, No. 278 Esplanade East, Port Melbourne, THIS DAY (Wednesday), at 3 o’clock, for the place of Interment in the Melbourne General Cemetery arriving at 3.30”.