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Name George Charles Norton
Date/Place of Birth 6 Dec 1896 / 5 Malborough Buildings, Chelsea, London
Parents' Names George Norton; Catherine (nee Hennie)
Father's Occupation/Location Butler/ French Polisher; H M Office of Works
Father's Death/Incapacity Pneumonia
Admitted to AO 23 May 1902 (Aged 5)
Admission No 5545
Left OWS&AO Dec 1911 (Aged 14/15)
Occupation/Residence Warwick Square, London
Enlistment Location London
Service/Rank/Number Army; Private; 3102
Battalion/Regiment 14th County of London Battalion, London Regiment
Killed/Death 1 Jul 1916 (Aged 19)
Country/Memorial/Cemetry France; Hebuterne Millitary Cemetery
Memorial Reference III.H.2
Campaign Medals Victory Medal; British War Medal
George Charles was born to George and Catherine Norton on 6 December 1896 at Chelsea, in London. His father died when George was 4 years old and George was admitted to the Alexandra Orphanage in May 1902, aged 5. George left School in December 1911 when he reached the age of fourteen. At some time later, George was enlisted into the Army and joined the 14th (County of London) Battalion (London Scottish), London Regiment. Private Norton was killed in action on 1 July 1916, when he was nineteen years old. He is buried in the Hebuterne Military Cemetery, in the village of Hebuterne, between Albert and Arras in France. The cemetery commemorates more than 750 casualties of the War.
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