Image from 1917 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper (very poor)


Born: 1887, Lowestoft, Suffolk.

Died: 13th November 1916; age 28; KiA.

Residence: 86, Hervey Street, Ipswich.

Employed: as a Salesman at Messrs. Stammers’ and Son, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 29721

Regiment: Bedfordshire Regiment, 4th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial Reference:

Pier & Face 2C.

Thiepval Memorial,






1891   10, Reeve Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk.


Percy was 4 years old and living with his parents and siblings.

James George Norman, 33, a Railway Labourer, born Lowestoft, Suffolk.

Margaret Ellen Norman (nee Howlett), 32, a Tailoress, born Kirkley, Suffolk.

Hannah Eliza Norman, 12, born Lowestoft.

Edith Louisa Norman, 9, born Kirkley.

James William Norman, 7, born Lowestoft.

Gordon Henry Norman, 1, born Lowestoft.


1901   178, Pakefield Street, Kirkley, Suffolk.


Percy was 15, an Errand Boy at the Port. He was living with his parents & siblings.

James, 43, a G.E.R. Labourer.

Margaret, 41.

Louisa, 19, a Tailoress – own account.

James, 17, an Errand Boy at the Port.

Gordon, 11.

Bertie Frederick Norman, 11, born Lowestoft.

Margaret Ellen Norman, 4, born Lowestoft.

Ethel Maud Norman, 2, born Lowestoft.


1911   29, Harvey Cottages, Thurleston Road, Lowestoft.


Percival was 23 years old and a Carmen for a House Furnisher; born Lowestoft, Suffolk. He was married and head of the household.

Emily Ethel Norman, 24, Dress Maker, own account; born Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

1 son.


In 1908, Lowestoft, Percival married Emily Ethel Youngman. They had one son:

Percival William Norman, born 1908, Lowestoft, Suffolk.


Soldiers’ Effects to Emily E. Norman – widow.


Percival is also remembered on St. Margret’s Church Ipswich.

Percival’s brother, Gordon Henry Norman, was also KiA, on the 28th September 1916, aged 27. Gordon was ranked a Private, service number 25104, for the Suffolk Regiment, 8th Battalion. He too is also remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme. Gordon lived at 10, Reeve Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk. He was a Bridgeman at Lowestoft Harbour.

Bedfordshire Regiment, 4th Battalion

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