ALBERT NORWOOD

 

 

Born: 1872, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.

Died: 2nd February 1902; age 29; Died of Disease at Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa.

Residence: 13, Raven’s Lane, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.

Occupation: a Bricklayer.

Enlistment Date: 31st October 1890.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 2890.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion, South Africa Field Force.

 

Clasps Awarded: Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal + South Africa 1901 medal.

 

CENSUS

 

1881   High Street, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.

 

Albert was 9 years old and living with his parents & brothers.

James Norwood, 37, a Shoe Maker – own account, born Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.

Sarah Norwood (nee Tarsey), 36, born Water End, Hertfordshire.

Alfred James Norwood, 15, a Farm Labourer, born Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire – died 1899, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.

Francis Norwood, 11, born Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.

William Arthur Norwood, 6, born Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.

 

1891   Military Camp, St. Botolph’s, Colchester, Essex.

 

Albert was 18 years old, a Soldier ranked Private for the Suffolk Regiment.

 

Albert’s mother, Sarah Norwood died 1893, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to James Norwood – father.

One of the notable Battles with a large loss of Suffolk life was the “Battle of Suffolk hill” at Colesberg, Northern Cape 5th- 6th January 1900. The hill was originally called Red or Grassy Hill. The Suffolk regiment was ordered to make a night attack on a Boer position on the heights, four companies, 354 of all ranks, set out at midnight under the command of Col. Watson. The Suffolks were met by a storm of bullets. The Colonel was amongst the first to fall, and the party later retired with 11 officers and 150+ men killed, wounded or captured.

The Boer War.

Suffolk Regiment 

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