William Norman

Brothers James Norman (1890 – 1918 ) and William Norman (1898 – 1917) lived at 54 Albert Street when their father James enrolled them at North School.

William joined the 9th Essex Regiment, he arrived in France in April 1915 and was a Lance Corporal when he died of his wounds in April 1917. He is buried in Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras where his headstone reads “Looking for that blessed hope”.

William’s death is recorded in the St Peter’s parish magazine:
“Pte W Norman the younger of four brothers – a mere boy – met his death bravely near Arras, his short life on earth ended, but called we believe to higher service.”

James and William are remembered at home on the St Paul’s roll of honour in St James the Great Church.


Sources:
1894 – 1903 Admission Register
1903 – 1913 Admission Register
1901 census
1911 census
British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920
UK, WWI Service Medal and Award Rolls, 1914-1920
UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919
CWGC