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Norman Arthur Pulley


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  • Forenames
    Norman Arthur AWMM
  • Surname
    Pulley AWMM
  • Ingoa
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  • Service number
    WWII 40883 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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    29 August 1911 AWMM WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
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  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1941 AWMM C/o Social Security Dept., Wairoa AWMM
  • Post war occupation
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    WW2 Mrs. L.A.F. Pulley, P.O. Store, Ohope Beach, Whakatane (m) AWMM
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Wars and conflicts

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  • War
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  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 40883 AWMM
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Military decorations

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    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    26 October 1944 AWMM
    The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Pulley, Norman Arthur. (Ref. WO 373/8/309). Military Medal. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Sergeant N. A. Pulley, MM, m.i.d.; Matahina, Te Teko; born Wellington, 29 Aug 1911; civil servant. (Source: Henderson, J. 4th and 6th Reserve Mechanical Transport Companies. p.302.)

    'The Capracotta drivers were not the only snowbound RMT men: in the cold and slush of 4 January 1 and 3 Platoons 4 RMT came to a halt near Carunchio. Roads on the way had been bad, with frequent strips of one-way traffic through snowdrifts, but ahead of Carunchio lay deep, impassable snow. Both platoons had been heading the same way inland, 1 Platoon (with yet more mules on exchange) optimistically bound for the savagely bombed town of Isernia, which is almost twice as far inland as Capracotta, and 3 Platoon off to gather charcoal for the Division's braziers from Pescolanciano, a few miles short of Isernia. For two nights the two platoons stayed by Carunchio, the snow piling up, the engineers active, the mules growing hungrier and hungrier until finally the brutes ate into wooden boxes in the trucks, laid bare the contents, and made short work of the drivers' clothes and gear. ‘The Ites got what the mules didn't,’ said one driver uncharitably, ‘but anyhow she was a beaut excuse for a new issue.’ Road reports remained vague until Sergeant Pulley returned with fresh orders to head for the coast and reach the two destinations by detouring south via Termoli, Lucera, Gildone and Isernia. With the road back to the coast kept open by bulldozing, the platoons made their way out ‘over roads like glass’, and carried out their tasks with only one mishap. Passing a heavy convoy Captain Fernandez and his driver pulled out to the edge of the road, the brink gave way, and the vehicle crashed down the bank. The car turned over three times, but neither occupant was hurt. Sergeant N. A. Pulley, MM, m.i.d.; Matahina, Te Teko; born Wellington, 29 Aug 1911; civil servant.' (Source: Henderson, J. 4th and 6th Reserve Mechanical Transport Companies. pp. 302.) AWMM
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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Henderson, J. (1954). RMT: official history of the 4th and 6th Reserve Mechanical Transport Companies. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs. AWMM
      pp.302, 320. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.289 AWMM

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