Norman, an eighteen year old farmer at Oakwood, enlisted in January 1916 and became a member of the First Contingent of The Kurrajongs. As one of the 33rd Battalion, C Company he trained at Armidale and Rutherford prior to leaving Australia on HMAT A74 Marathon in May 1916. He was transferred to the 2nd Battalion and served in France. After becoming ill he was invalided to England for treatment then returned to his unit. During 1918 he was gassed and again invalided to England. Early in 1919 he returned to Australia.

Private Norman Anderson’s name is inscribed on the Inverell Honor Roll.