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Conflict Commemorated:WWI


First Name:Arthur

Age At Death:22




Service Number:26435

Regiment/ Service:South Staffordshire Regiment

Unit:Second Bn.

Date of Death:24/01/1917

Cause of Death:Killed in action

Place of Burial/ Commemoration:COURCELETTE BRITISH CEMETERY Somme


Panel/ Bay/ Grave:I. E. 3.

UK Memorials:Hibaldstow

Next of Kin:Son of John and Martha Norwood, of Manton Lane, Sturton, Brigg, Lincs.

Biographical Notes:Arthur was born at Gunflint Castle, Manton Lane, Hibaldstow, on 28th January 1894 as the first child of John William and Emma Norwood (nee Lilly). Arthur's mother died when he was four and John remarried to Martha Beel. Arthur attended Hibaldstow Primary School and the Church Sunday School (gaining prizes for Punctuality, Diligence and Good Conduct). The vicar at the time was Rev. Thomas Eskine Swanzey. John Norwood worked as a carrier (1901 Census). Prior to his enlistment at Epworth Lincolnshire, he was working for a Mr Garner of East Lound, Isle of Axholme and was living in Haxey. Arthur had worked at Lysaght's Normanby,s Park Steelworks in the Coke Ovens Department; Arthur's name is on the Lysaght's Roll of Honour 1914. Arthur had a strong interest in farming as indicated by his letters home from the trenches. One letter indicates that he was in the Lewis Gun Section. He was killed when he was looking over the edge of the trench.

Researcher:Philip John Norwood (Nephew) / Pat Horton

Notes:Inscription on CWGC headstone reads: 26435 Private / A. Norwood / S. Staffordshire Regt. / 24th January 1917 Age 22/ He's gone / The one we loved so dear/ To his eternal rest. The stone is engraved with the badge of the Staffordshire Regiment and a plain cross. Arthur is commemorated: Crosby / Haxey / Hibaldstow / Scunthorpe Roll of Honour

Sources Used:L.S.-24-2-17-Hibaldstow-K.I.A.

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