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Arthur Noel Norton

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Arthur Noel AWMM
  • Surname
    Norton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 6637 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    19 December 1916 AWMM OtāhuhuAuckland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM 17 Heretaunga Street, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs W.M. Norton (wife), 1 Gear Street, Petone, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1941 AWMM
    World War 2/wars AWMM
    Crete AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 6637 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

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
    2 June 1941 AWMMKilled or died while a Prisoner of War, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died of Wounds whilst Prisoner of War AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Arthur Norton was the son of Thursa Norton; husband of Winifred Mary Norton, of Eketahuna, New Zealand. AWMM
    • Arthur Noel NORTON
      19 December 1916 — 2 June 1941
      Private. New Zealand Army Service Corps, Petrol Company. Service no. 6637.

      Arthur Noel Norton was the only son of Alfred Lancaster Norton (1870–1942) and Thirza Jessop (1885–1953). He was adopted by the family in 1919 at the age of two. Arthur married Winifred Mary Nicholson and was working as a taxi driver in Wellington (1 Gear Street, Petone) when he enlisted.

      Their first child, a daughter, was born while Arthur was on active service.

      According to the Official History of the Petrol Company, Arthur was wounded on 21 May 1941:

      “Casualties that day included a machine-gun team comprising Drivers A. N. Norton, who later died of his wounds, and Colin Standen, killed.”

      “Driver A. N. Norton; born Otahuhu, 19 December 1916; taxi driver; died of wounds while a prisoner of war, 2 June 1941.”

      Arthur Noel Norton is buried at Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece. 15. D. 15. Public - Michael - Other relative - 12 August 2020 - Source: Kidson, A. L. (Arthur Leon). Petrol Company. Historical Publications Branch, 1961, Wellington. p123
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About death

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  • Death
    2 June 1941 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    CreteGreece AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece AWMM 15. D. 15. AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • To my Great Grandfather

    I wish I could of have met you

    Lots Of Love Hayden
    Public - Hayden Norton Tipene - Direct descendant - 2 April 2019
  • Lots of Love from your loving Daughter, wish I was able to meet you, sadly you were overseas when I was born, thinking of you always Noeline
    Public - Noeline - Child - 24 April 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
12 August 2020MichaelBrisbane, Queensland, AustraliaOther relative
02 April 2019Hayden Norton Tipene Auckland NZDirect descendant
24 April 2015NoelineNew Zealand720Child

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