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NORTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2008

The Norton War Memorial is to be found in the churchyard of St James Church, Norton Lane, Norton. The memorial takes the form an ornate Celtic-style cross with carvings on each side of the head and shaft. The cross is mounted on tapering plinth standing three-stepped base, the front face of the cross has a pelican carved in centre. There are 23 names for World War 1 only. The memorial was unveiled on 26th June 1920. The names here have been sorted into alphabetical order for easy of reading and researching.

Photographs Copyright © Paul Collins 2008

TO THE MEMORY OF THE
OFFICERS AND MEN
OF THE
PARISH OF NORTON
WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES
IN THE/ GREAT EUROPEAN WAR
1914-1919
THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION

ADLINGTON

Harry

Private 307584, 1st/8th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derrbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 17th October 1918. Aged 27. Born and resident Bradway, enlisted Holmesfield. Formerly 2092, Derbyshire Yeomanry. Son of Thomas and Annie Elizabeth Adlington, of Ashlea Farm, Bradway, Sheffield. Buried in VAUX-ANDIGNY BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 17.

ALLEN

Albert

Lance Corporal 19234, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 18th August 1918. Aged 21. Born Norton, enlisted Chesterfield. Son of Mrs. Fanny Allen, of Lightwood Lane, Norton, Sheffield. Formerly 20738, Hussars Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4.

BARSTOW

Michael

[Listed as Captain on memorial] Second Lieutenant, 203 S. B., Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 3rd June 1917. Aged 20. Son of the Rev. T. W. and Mrs. Barstow, of Norton Lees Vicarage, Sheffield. Born at Canterbury 12th March 1897. Buried in KEMMEL CHATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 49.

BELBIN

Clarence

Corporal S/3198, 8th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 30th July 1915. Aged 23. Born, resident and enlisted Sheffield. Son of Charles A. and Kate Belbin, of "Moonhill," Totley Rise, Sheffield. Buried in HARLEBEKE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Harelbeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XIII. Row B. Grave 3.

BILLAM

Edgar

Private 41162, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 27th March 1918. Born Norton, enlisted Sheffield. Formerly TR/6/9388, Training Reserve. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 25.

BIRTLES

Wilfred

Private 203879, 1st/4th (Hallamshire (T.F.) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 12th April 1917. Born Greenhill, Sheffield, enlisted Sheffield. Buried in RUE-DU-BACQUEROT No.1 MILITARY CEMETERY, LAVENTIE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row A Grave 11.

DOWNES

Walter Leslie

Private 37575, 13th (Service) (1st Barnsley) Battalion, Yortk and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 12th April 1918.Aged 19. Born Nottingham, enlisted Pontefract, resident Sheffield. Son of Mrs. Kezia Downes, of Little Norton, Sheffield. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 8.

ELLIS

Vincent

Private 39976, 6th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Died of wounds 29th April 1917. Born and enlisted Sheffield. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. PLot XVIII. Row E. Grave 11.

GODBEHERE

Herbert

Gunner, H.M.S. Lassoo, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship when it was torpedoed by a German submarine off the Maas Lightship 13th August 1916. Aged 28. Son of Richard Godbehere; husband of Florence Maud Godbehere, of "Langleigh," Hermitage Rd., Plymouth. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 10.

HEWKIN

Edwin

Private 202388, 2nd/4th (Hallamshire) (T.F.) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 3rd May 1917. Aged 25. Enlisted Sheffield. Son of Emma Hewkin, of "Belle Vista", Victoria Rd., Totley Rise, Sheffield, and the late Samuel Hewkin. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 8.

LOWE

James Harling

Sergeant 8159, "A" Company, 1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action 31st october 1914. Aged 30. Born Heeley, Sheffield, enlisted Sheffield. Son of Thomas and Maria Lowe, of Rectory Villa, Low Edges, Norton, Sheffield. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 22.

MILNER

Horace

Private 10464, 7th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 3rd April 1915. Aged 26. Born and enlisted Sheffield. Son of Mary E. Milner, of Greenhill, Sheffield, and the late Harry Milner. Formerly 50117, Royal Garrison Artillery. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row J. Grave 18.

PERKINS

Oliver

Private 41783, 13th Battalion,Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 15th April 1918. Aged 21. Born Norton, enlisted Sheffield. Son of Mrs. F. Perkins, of Stone Row, Greenhill, Sheffield. Formerly 184992, Royal Field Artillery. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXIX. Row C. Grave 17.

PROSSER

David Harry

Second Lieutenant, 27th Squadron, Royal Air Force. Buried in CAIX BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 12.

REANEY

Joseph

Private 28244, 2nd Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 2nd December 1917. Aged 28. Born Greenhill, Sheffield, enlisted Pontefract. Son of Heber and Annie Reaney, of Main Rd., Greenhill, Sheffield. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 108 to 111.

ROADHOUSE

Arthur

Gunner 152745, 57th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 20th July 1917. Enlisted and resident Sheffield. Buried in PERTH CEMETERY (CHINA WALL), Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row D. Grave 9.

ROWBOTTOM

William

possibly William ROWBOTTOM, Private 36465, 95th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 27th July 1916. Aged 26. Born Ladfield, Derbyshire, enlisted Oldham, resident Chadderton. Son of the late Joseph and Sarah Rowbottom. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 C and 12 C.

SHAW

Arthur [C]

[Spelt SHAWE on SDGW] Private 18919, 12th (Service) Battalion (Depot), Highland Light Infantry. Died in United Kingdom 6th January 1918. Born Norton, enlisted Sheffield. Buried in NORTON CEMETERY, SHEFFIELD. Grave reference OA. "C." 13.

SHAW

Harold

Private 17702, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd October 1918. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Sheffield. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Shaw, of Greenhill, Sheffield. Buried in AMERVAL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, SOLESMES, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 6.

TAYLOR

James

possibly James TAYLOR, Gunner 99884, "D" Battery, 1st Briagde, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action in Salonika 23rd February 1917. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Sheffield. Son of Anthony and Mary Taylor, of Rock Cottage, Clifton-on-Teme, Worcester. Buried in STRUMA MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot VII. Row E. Grave 13.

WELBY

Glynne Everard Earle

Major, "D" Company, 1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action 27th September 1914. Aged 41. Son of the late Edward M. E. and Sarah E. Welby, of Wykeham and Yew Lodge, Spalding. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.

WINGFIELD

Arnold

Gunner 161742, 445th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds in Salonika 17th August 1918. Aged 28. Born and enlisted Sheffield, resident Helley, Sheffield. Husband of Helena Wingfield, of Backmoor Rd., Norton, Sheffield. Buried in SARIGOL MILITARY CEMETERY, KRISTON, Greece. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 131.

WRAGG

Thomas William

Rifleman (Acting Corporal) C/12142, 21st Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 17th September 1916. Born Lightwood, Sheffield, enlisted Sheffield. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 13 B.

WE ALSO REMEMBER WITH GRATITUDE
THOSE WHO FELL BETWEEN 1939 AND 1945
AND IN SUBSEQUENT CONFLICTS

Last updated 14 February, 2008

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