Jack Marston NORTON

NORTON, Jack Marston

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 23 March 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 3rd Divisional Engineers
Born: Rose Park, South Australia , 22 February 1894
Home Town: Rose Park, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Architect
Memorials: Adelaide Rowing Club WW1 Pictorial Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

23 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, Adelaide, South Australia
31 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, 11th Field Company Engineers, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
31 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 11th Field Company Engineers, HMAT Suevic, Adelaide
4 Feb 1920: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 3rd Divisional Engineers

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Biography

Lieutenant Jack Marston Norton, 11th Field Company Engineers was a 22 year old architect from Rose Park, South Australia, when he was appointed a 2nd Lieutenant on 23 March 1916.  Prior to enlistment he was a member of the Adelaide Rowing Club where his portrait was sourced, one of 13 members of the Club who enlisted for service in WW1.

He embarked for overseas from Adelaide on 31 May 1916 aboard HMAT Suevic.

He saw action in France and while at Messines in February 1918, suffered so badly from trench feet that he had to be evacuated to England for treatment. Lieutenant Norton later returned to Australia and his appointment was terminated on 4 February 1920.

He was later resident at Watson Avenue Rose Park.  He was a member of the RSL until 1927 (sub branch not specified)

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