PERCY WILLIAM NORMAN

 

 

Born: 1879, Ipswich.

Died: 21st May 1915; age: 36; died from Heatstroke at Station Hospital, Allahabad, Bengal, India.

Date of Entry Therein: 26th January 1912 – India.

Commissioned: 12th January 1915.

 

Rank: Second Lieutenant; Service Number: 6569

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery, 51st Coy.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.

 

Date of Burial: 23rd May 1915.

 

Grave Reference:

Plot B, Grave 159.

Allahabad New Cantonment Cemetery,

India,

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Second son of Archibald & Emma Norman; husband of Emily Norman, of ‘Cleveland’, 21A, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1881   8, Ann Street, Ipswich.

 

Percy was 2 years old and living with his parents, siblings & paternal uncle..

Archibald Edward Norman, 28, a Wire Worker, born Ipswich.

Emma Norman (nee Alderton), 30, born Hessett, Suffolk.

Archibald Herbert Norman, 8, born Ipswich.

Eva Mary Norman, 6, born Ipswich.

Harry Norman, 17, a Wire Worker, born Ipswich.

 

1891   10, Dial Lane, Ipswich.

 

Percy was 12 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Archibald, 38, a Wire Worker – own account.

Emma, 38.

Archibald, 18, a Wire Worker & Postman.

Emma, 14.

Frederick John Norman, 9, born Ipswich.

Elizabeth Mabel Norman, 2, born Ipswich.

Alice Maud Norman, 9 months, born Ipswich.

 

1901   Copse Lane, Freshwater, Isle of Wight.

 

Percy was 22 years old, a soldier ranked Sergeant. He was married and head of the household.

Emily, 25.

Emily, 7 months.

 

1911   Southsea Castle, Southsea, Isle of Wight.

 

Percy was 32 years old, a Master Gunner – Royal Garrison Artillery. He was married and head of the household.

Emily, 34.

Emily, 10.

Frederick, 7.

Dorothy, 5.

Archibald, 3.

Alice, 7 months.

 

On the 8th April 1900, at St. Mark’s Church, St. John’s Wood, London, 21 year old Percy, a Soldier of Golden Hill Fort, Freshwater, Isle of Wight married 24 year old Emily Reynolds, of 27, Upper Hamilton Terrace, St. John’s Wood, born 1877, Paddington, London – daughter of Joseph William Reynolds, a stationer.

 

Emily and Percy had six children:

Emily Mary Norman, born 1900, Freshwater, Isle of Wight.

Percy Edward Norman, born 1901, Freshwater, Isle of Wight.

Frederick William Norman, born 1904, Spike Island, Cork, Ireland.

Dorothy Norman, born 1906, Enrosa, Gibraltar.

Archibald Walter Norman, born 1908, Weymouth, Dorset.

Alice Emma Norman, born 1910, Weymouth, Dorset.

 

Percy’s medals were sent to his widow, Emily, at her home at 20, Murray Road, Ipswich.

 

Probate to Emily Norman – widow.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Emily Norman – widow.

 

Royal Garrison Artillery, 51st Coy

 

 

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