Private George Norton, 8393

Soldier Factfile

Name:   Private George Norton, 8393

Date of Birth:   1890


Father: 8, Cropston Road, Anstey

George: 30 Leadenhall Street, Belgrave Road, Leicester

Parents Names: 

John Wright Norton (Shoe clicker)


Occupation before the war:  

Siblings Names:

Thomas b. 1888  |  Harry b.1892  |  May b. 1898  |  Arthur b. 1900

Date Died:   21.3.1918

Age:   28

Place of Death:   The Somme

Place of Burial/Memorial:  Pozieres Mem., Somme, France

Cause of death:   Killed in action


7th Battalion

Leicestershire Regiment


British War Medal

Victory 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.