Born: 1870, Laxfield, Suffolk.

Died: 20th June 1900; age: 30; Died of Disease at Green Point, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 2119.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion.


Clasp Awarded: Cape Town.




1871   Laxfield Street, Laxfield, Suffolk.


Henry was a year old and living with his parents & brothers.

William Norman, 38, an Agricultural Labourer, born Laxfield.

Eliza Norman, 34, born Stradbroke, Suffolk.

Nehemiah Norman, 8, born Laxfield.

William Norman, 6, born Laxfield.


1881   Laxfield, Suffolk.


Henry was 11 years old and living with his parents & brothers.

William, 40, an Agricultural Labourer.

Eliza, 42.

William, 16, a Farmer’s Labourer.

Alfred Norman, 8, born Laxfield.

Frederick Norman, 6, born Laxfield.

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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