Name: Private George Norton, 8393
Date of Birth: 1890
Father: 8, Cropston Road, Anstey
George: 30 Leadenhall Street, Belgrave Road, Leicester
John Wright Norton (Shoe clicker)
Occupation before the war:
Thomas b. 1888 | Harry b.1892 | May b. 1898 | Arthur b. 1900
Date Died: 21.3.1918
Place of Death: The Somme
Place of Burial/Memorial: Pozieres Mem., Somme, France
Cause of death: Killed in action
British War Medal
Any other information (e.g. Service Record/ appearance etc)
- George enlisted on 10th August 1908 when he was 18 years old and gave his occupation as a shoe hand.
- He was 5’ 4 and a half ins and weighed 119lbs.
- On 1911 census George was serving in India with the 2nd Leicestershire Regiment.
- Married Amy Rolleston in 1917
- His widow was awarded 13/9 per week
- In 1924 his Mother was living at 31, Cropston Road
The POZIERES MEMORIAL relates to the period of crisis in March and April 1918 when the Allied Fifth Army was driven back by overwhelming numbers across the former Somme battlefields, and the months that followed before the Advance to Victory, which began on 8 August 1918. The Memorial commemorates over 14,000 casualties of the United Kingdom and 300 of the South African Forces who have no known grave and who died on the Somme from 21 March to 7 August 1918.