Born: 18th October 1882, Ipswich.

Died: 12th March 1915; age 33; KiA at Neuve Chapelle, France.

Employed: as a Labourer, at Paul’s Barley Factory, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich – September 1914.

Date of Entry Therein: 6th November 1914 – France.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 2200

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion, ‘A’ Coy.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British & 1914 Star.


Grave Reference:


Guards Cemetery,

Windy Corner,


Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Robert Norman, a sailor.






1891   13, Arthur Street, Ipswich.


Robert was 8 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Robert Norman, 28, a Seaman, born Ipswich.

Maria Louisa Norman ( nee Bumstead), 27, born Ipswich.

Margaret Norman, 11, born Ipswich.

Alice Maude Norman, 5, born Ipswich.

Sophia Norman, 2, born Ipswich.


1901   13, Arthur Street, Ipswich.


Robert was 18 years old, a Corn Merchants Labourer. He was living with his widowed mother & siblings.

Maria, 38.

Alice, 15, a Stay Maker.

Sophia, 12.

Arthur Norman, 8, born Ipswich.

Emily Norman, 5, born Ipswich.

Lily Caroline Norman, 4, born Ipswich.

William Norman, 2, born Ipswich.

Stanley Norman, 1, born Ipswich.


1911 50, Rosebery Road, Ipswich.


Robert was 28 years old, a Labourer for a Corn Merchants – Milling Trade. He was married & Head of the Household.

Alice, 24.

Robert, 3.

Elsie, 1.

3 lodgers.


Robert attended St. Clement’s School, Ipswich.


On Christmas Day 1906, St. Helen’s Church, Ipswich, Robert married Alice Maud Prebble, 1884, Ipswich. They had 3 children:

Robert William Norman, September 1907, Ipswich.

Elsie May Norman, November 1909, Ipswich.

Arthur George Norman, May 1913, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Alice Maud Norman – widow.




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