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Peter Thornton Norris

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Peter Thornton AWMM
  • Surname
    Norris AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    9236 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    18 April 1914 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 116 Hereford Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Reverend A.H. Norris (father), The Vicarage, Geraldine, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    9236 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Cross (MC) AWMM
    24 September 1942 AWMM
    The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Norris, Peter Thornton. (Ref. WO 373/21/116). Military Cross. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

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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  • Son of the Reverend. Canon Arthur Hugh Norris, B.A., and of Ethel May Norris (nee Dudley), of Temuka

    Maj P. T. Norris, MC; born NZ 18 Apr 1914; law student; wounded 27 Jun 1942; killed in action 17 Dec 1942. (Source: Cody, J.F. 21 Battalion. p.177.) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    17 December 1942 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Tripoli War Cemetery, Libya AWMM 12. E. 9. AWMM
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  • Obituary
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 139 AWMM
    • 21 Battalion (Official history of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45) AWMM
      p.177. AWMM
    • Davin, D. (1953). Crete. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p.396. AWMM
    • Ross, A. (1959). 23 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      pp.9, 89, 91, 93, 144, 155, 156, 168, 171, 172, 173, 175, 179, 182, 194, 218, 222, 435, 475. AWMM
    • Scoullar, J. L. (1955). Battle for Egypt : the summer of 1942. Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch, Wellington, N.Z. AWMM
      pp.234, 236, 276, 278. AWMM
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