William Percy Norman

Surname: Norman
Other names: William Percy
Other people in this story:
William Norman
Louisa Elizabeth Norman
Eva Theresa Rose Broomfield
Frederick John Robert Broomfield
Edward William Broomfield
Arthur Broomfield
Locations in this story:
Ludwell, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire
Salonica
Epsom, Surrey
Christchurch, Hampshire

Story:
William Percy Norman was born in Ludwell, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire, on 16 Feb 1889 and baptised there at St. John the Baptist Church on 24 Feb 1889 the son of William and Louisa Elizabeth Norman.  He spent all his early life in and around Donhead St. Mary.  He enlisted on 5 Aug 1915 and joined the Royal Army Service Corps (Service Nos. DM2/112692 and S4/143706).   He served in Salonica and the Mediterranean Theatre of War where, in due time, he rose to the rank of Warrant Officer Class 1 and held the position of Acting Staff Sergeant Major.  He was discharged on 28 Mar 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals.   He had married Eva Theresa Rose Broomfield at Ludwell on 22 Nov 1915  and they went on to have at least one child.  By the 1939 Register he was living at 13 Lower Hill Road, Epsom, Surrey, and described as a Head Teacher.  His death was registered at the Christchurch, Hampshire, District Registry in 1964.   (NB.  His wife's brothers, Frederick John Robert Broomfield and Edward William Broomfield were both killed in the conflict whilst another brother, Arthur Broomfield, served and survived.)

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