William Charles NORTON


NORTON, William Charles

Service Number: 2963
Enlisted: 25 May 1916
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Forest Range, South Australia, Australia, 29 November 1896
Home Town: Forest Range, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Schooling: Forest Range State School, South Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed In Action, To Be Determined, France, 25 April 1918, aged 21 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL , Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide The 50th Battalion Commemorative Cross, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lenswood & Forest Range War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France), Woodside District of Onkaparinga Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

25 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private
6 Nov 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2963, 50th Infantry Battalion
6 Nov 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2963, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
25 Apr 1918: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 2963, 50th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

His brother, Pilot Officer Hartley Graham Norton, aged 22, Service Number 416512, was killed over Germany 03/10/1943 whilst serving with the Royal Australian Air Force

They were sons of Samuel Gascoyne Norton [1870–1948] and Sarah Ann Norton ,nee Staffford [1874–1958 ]