Sunday, 21 February 2016

Captain John (Jack) Normansell 1890 -1917

Captain John Normansell
Barnsley Chronicle 17 March 1917
With thanks to the Barnsley Archives

Military Service:
Enlisted:  August 1914  aged 24
Regiment: Yorks and Lancs
Rank: Captain
Theatre of War:  Arrived Egypt in January 1916
Awards: Victory Medal, British War Medal

Death:     10 March 1917 aged 27
Buried at: 
Serre Road Cemetery No. 1

Grave Reference:  II. C. 30.

Information from Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
Son of Joseph and Sarah Jane Normansell, of 7 Cavendish Rd., Barnsley..


Links & Notes:

Every Man Remembered
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Lives of the First World War
National Archives

Above, the window and plaque, which are situated in St. Mary's Church donated by Captain John Normansell's sorrowing parents.
A report in a book by a local soldier suggests that Captain Normansell may have been shot by friendly fire.

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