Born: 17th July 1894, Darjeeling, India.

Baptised: 2nd September 1894, Darjeeling, India.

Died: 25th September 1916; age 22; KiA.

Residence: 58, Murray Road, Ipswich.


Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment: Sherwood Foresters ( Notts & Derby Regiment), 19th Battalion, attached 8th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment.

Formerly 856, Suffolk Cyclist Regiment, L. Corp.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial Reference:

Pier & Face 10C 10D & 11A.

Thiepval Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Elder son of Leonard & Ettie Norman, of 58, Murray Road, Ipswich.




1901   37, Macklin Street, Derby, Derbyshire.


Frederick was 6 years old and living with his mother & sisters.

Elspeth Jean Norman (nee McCulloch), 34, born Dalmellington, Ayrshire, Scotland.

Agnes Maud Norman, 10, born India.

Elizabeth Leonard Norman, 9, born Dalmellington.

Hilda Norman, 2, born Dalmellington.


1911 Alice Villa’s, East Bergholt Road, Brantham, Suffolk.


Gilford was 16 years old, a Miller’s Assistant. He was a boarder at the home of 61 year old, Eleanor Felgate.


Gilford’s father was Leonard Norman, born 1865, Litchurch, Derby, Derbyshire – a Photographer – own account – 16, Tacket Street, Ipswich. Later Gilford’s brother John White Norman joined his father as a photographer at 2, The Walk, Ipswich.


On the 3rd March 1922, Leonard Norman of 58, Murray Road, Ipswich, received his late son’s medals.


Soldiers’ Effects to Leonard Norman Esq. – father.


Gilford is also remembered on the war memorial at Christ Church, Tacket Street, Ipswich, and at Northgate High School. Formerly Ipswich Grammar School for Boys.



                           Sherwood Foresters ( Notts & Derby Regiment), 19th Battalion

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