John Norton

John Norton

John Norton


49170, Private, John Norton, 6th Battalion, King’s Liverpool Regiment, formerly 3972 Cheshire Regiment.

Born in 1898 in Macclesfield son of John and Ellen (nee, Gallimore),Norton, of, 3, Calamine Place, Macclesfield. John was educated at St Peters School. In 1911 he was working as a silk winder. However when he came to enlist, he was employed at Royle’s Dying Company, and at the time was living with his cousin at 7, Calamine Street, Macclesfield

He enlisted into the local Territorial’s in August 1915 at Macclesfield, and later transferred to the King’s Liverpool Regiment. After completing his he was drafted with the British Expeditionary Force to France. In June 1917, he received a gunshot wound to the knee which resulted in his being invalided back to England. Once fully recovered from his wound he was re-united with his regiment in France. John died of wounds received Saturday 6th April 1918, he was age 20 years.

Medals: British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Private, John Norton is buried at Chocques Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais France.
C.W.G.C. Ref: – I P 13

Also refer to

  • Macclesfield Troops pre WWI
  • Photos from Barnswood archive Macclesfield WW1
  • ‘Big Hats, Shorts and Dyb Dyb Dyb’ – a history of Macclesfield and Congleton Scouts by Norman Gosling
  • WWI List of Addresses Trevor Druce Macclesfield Reflects
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