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Captain, 4th Battalion South Lancashire Regiment.

Killed in action Saturday 2nd October 1915, age 22

Buried in Dickebusch New Military Cemetery, Belgium, grave ref. G.17.

Student of electrical engineering.

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Norman was born on 18th May 1893 to Ernest, an oil merchant, and Clara Antrobus of Hale, Cheshire. He was educated at St. Anselm’s, Bakewell and Sedbergh Grammar School. In 1910 he arrived at Manchester University to study for a special course in electro-chemistry with a view to taking up a post in Charles Moor and Co. Salt Works at Lymm, Cheshire.

Norman joined the Officer Training Corps in October 1911 and was promoted to the rank of Lance-Coporal. He was a Rifle Club member from 1913 to 1914, part of the Shooting Eight and Secretary of the club. At the outbreak of war he applied for a commission and was gazetted to the South Lancashire Regiment. In November 1914 he was in training at Tunbridge Wells, left for France with the first line of the Regiment on 12th February 1915, and less than two weeks later was in the trenches at Ypres, Belgium. During the fighting at for Hill 60 at St. Eloi Norman was injured and invalided home. He returned to his unit, acted as second in command of his company and was the battalion sniping officer. He took over command of B company in September 1915 and died during a German counter attack at Hooge in early October 1915 after a bullet penetrated his lung.