2nd Lieutenant, 1st/4th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment.

Killed in action 23rd July 1916, age 29.

Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France.

Former student of arts.


Norman was born in 1887 to William and Clara Clayton of Burnley. Educated at Hapton Church School, and Accrington Secondary School he entered Manchester University in 1906 and graduated with a B.A. in 1909. He went on to teaching posts at Dollar Academy, where he played for the Clackmannan County Cricket Club, Ludlow and Hutton near Preston.

In 1914 Norman joined the territorial unit of the Royal Berkshire Regiment as a private, but soon gained promotion. He travelled to France in March 1915 and was wounded in December of that year whilst undertaking a patrol with conspicuous success in difficult conditions for which he was praised and recommended for a commission. He was killed near Pozieres in France in July 1916. He left a widow, Peggy.