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Born: 28th March 1875, Hornsey, Middlesex.

Died: 14th July 1916; age 41; KiA – Longueval.

Enlistment Date: August 1914.


Gazetted Lieutenant – East Yorkshire Regiment – 3rd December 1914. Promoted Captain – April 1915.

Severely wounded in the chest, neck and arm at Loos in September 1915. returned to France March 1916.

Rank: Dental Surgeon – Team Captain

Regiment: East Yorkshire Regiment, 8th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:

Pier & Face 2C.

Thiepval Memorial,






1881   7, Grove Terrace, Chestnut Grove, Streatham, London.


Norris was 6 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Joseph Snell, 38, a Wholesale Drapery Warehouseman, born Cotehele, Calstock, Cornwall.

Mary Elizabeth Snell, 36, born Laucaston, Cornwall.

Amelia Mary Snell, 9, born Dalston, Middlesex.

Herbert Snell, 10 months, born Balham, Surrey.

1 visitor

1 general domestic servant.


1891   30, Benson Road, Sydenham, London.


Norris was 16 years old, a Dental Pupil. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Joseph, 48, a Wholesale Drapery Warehouseman.

Mary, 46.

Amelia, 19, a Daily Governess.

Herbert, 10.

Arthur Snell, 6, born Aldenham, Kent.

1 general domestic servant.


1901   11, Museum Street, Ipswich.


Norris was 26 years old, a Dental Surgeon – at home.

2 servants – a married couple employed as butler & housekeeper.


1911   63, Anglesea Road, Ipswich.


Norris was 36, years old, a Dentist – employer. He was married and Head of the household.

Ethel, 32.

Joyce, 5.

2 visitors

1 cook

1 housekeeper.


On the 9th April 1904, at the St. Marylebone’s Parish Church, London, Norris married Ethel Mary Canton, born 1879, Anerley, Surrey. They had 1 daughter:

Joyce Canton Snell, born March 1906, Ipswich.


On the 16th February 1922 Norris’s medals were sent to his widow Mrs M. Snell, of  ‘Redcote’ 2, Paget Road, Ipswich.


Norris’s brother also fell:

Herbert Snell, Second Lieutenant of the London Regiment, 24th (County of london) Battalion (The Queen’s). KiA whilst returning from patrol duty – 7th April 1917- age 36. Buried Brown’s Road Military Cemetery, Festubert, Pas de Calais, France. Herbert was also a Dental Surgeon, of ‘Essendene’ Chobham Road & ‘Corrie’ Kettlewell, Woking, Surrey.


Norris is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Guy’s Hospital and the Working War memorial, London.

East Yorkshire Regiment, 8th Battalion

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