Image from 27th November 1944, Evening Star Newspaper.

Born: 1923, Ipswich.

Died: 28th September 1944; age: 21; KiA.

Residence: 16, Allenby Road, Ipswich.


Rank: Private: Service Number: 5837403.

Regiment: Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment, 1st Battalion – Infantry.


Grave Reference:


Faenza War Cemetery,





Relatives Notified & Address: Son of George Samuel & Edith Ada Norton, of Ipswich, nephew of Mrs E. Sherman, of Ipswich.


Father: George Samuel Norton, born 1870, Ipswich – died 1935, Ipswich. A Foundry Labourer.

Mother: Edith Ada Norton (nee Closs), born November 1880, Southwark, Surrey – died November 1932, at 1, Samuel Court, Ipswich.

Maternal Aunt: Emily Eleanor Sherman (nee Closs), born March 1887, Ipswich.

Maternal Uncle: William John Sherman, born December 1890, Ipswich.




George was living with his maternal aunt & uncle and cousins at their family home – 16, Allenby Road, Ipswich.

William Sherman, a Permanent Way Length Man – London North Eastern Railway.

Ellen Sherman, unpaid Domestic Duties. Frederick Ernest Sherman, a General Labourer – Sacks & Bags Factory, born September 1917, Ipswich.

Victor Charles Sherman, at a Cutting Mills – Beet Sugar Factory, born November 1919, Ipswich.

Percy Leonard Sherman, a Nurseryman & Gardener, born June 1921, Ipswich.

Stanley Sherman, a Sawyer Boy – learner, born July 1923, Ipswich.

Donald Sherman, born Christman Day, 1925, Ipswich.


Probate to Emily Eleanor Sherman – maternal aunt.

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