Norton, Sidney

Sidney 

Norton

1897 - 1917
Aged20
Rank Private
Service no.201382
Regiment Leicestershire Regiment
BirthplaceLeicester
DiedNovember 4, 1917

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Sidney
Norton

Sidney was born in 1897 in Leicester to William Cook Norton, a boot maker, and Harriet (nee Kibbler).
They had 9 children –
William 1891
Annie 1892
Frank 1893
Norah 1894
Sidney 1897
Phyllis May 1903
Irene 1905
Lilla Dororthy 1909
Leslie 1912

In 1901 census the family lived at 85 Moira St, Leicester.
In 1911 census they were at 107 Westbourne St. and William had become an agent for a clothing company. Sidney, aged 14, was a chemist’s erand boy.

Sidney joined the army as Private 3/18079 Leicestershire Regiment the became Private 201382 ¼ Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. He Died of Wounds, aged 20, on 4.11.1917 and is buried at Deir El Belah War Cemetery, Israel.
Sidney’s photograph is in Leicester Mercury 14.2.1918 Pg 4.

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