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Henry Thomas Norton

Family photograph Left to right Florence Norton (wife), L.G.Norton (son), Henry Norton ( (8/3816 8/3876), Jean Norton (daughter). Image kindly provided by Fleur Lindsay (1999). No known copyright restrictions
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Henry Thomas AWMM
  • Surname
    Norton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 8/3816 AWMM
    • WWI 8/3876 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    26 August 1880 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Florence Mary Norton (wife), Goldie's Brae, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 8 January 1916 AWMM Married/WWI AWMM
    Married, 2 children AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 8/3816 AWMM
    • WWI 8/3876 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Listed on the Nominal Roll with service number 8/3816 and at National Archives with 8/3876.

    Quarter Master Sergeant Henry Thomas Norton (8/3816) was born in 1880. He served with the 2nd Otago Infantry Battalion in France during World War I. He trained at Trentham Military Camp and Tauherenikau Camp in New Zealand in 1915 before sailing to Egypt aboard HMNZ Transport No. 39, arriving in Suez on 14 February 1916. He embarked for France on 9 April 1916. From the letters it appears that Norton was a sniper. He was killed by a shell on 15 September 1916 at the Battle of Flers, France [Biographical notes in Manuscript record MS-2004-16]. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    15 September 1916 AWMM
    Age 36 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France AWMM VIII. G. 19. AWMM
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  • Memorial name
    Memorial plaque, Old St Paul's Church, Mulgrave Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM

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  • Always remembered by your family,I wish I had known you in person.I have visited your grave in Flers France.I am going to the dawn parade in Albany, WA this year.2015, with my son and 2 grandsons,they will wear miniature medals.We treasure your memory,Fleur, your loving granddaughter.
    Public - Shirley Florence Mary (Fleur) (nee Norton) - Granddaughter - 25 February 2015



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      21: 27 AWMM
    • Norton, Henry Thomas, 1880-1916. Letters, 1900-1938. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2004/16. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM


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24 September 2019DianeBirmingham,England.Researcher
12 May 2018Shirley Florence Mary (Fleur) (nee Norton)Devonport, Auckland, New ZealandGranddaughter
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