Norman Everett

4291/241174 Norman Sinclair Everett
1/6th Battalion, The South Staffordshire Regiment

Norman was born in Osmaston, Derbyshire ~1897. He was the son of Shadrock, an ironworks labourer, and Caroline.

Norman was embodied for service on 2nd June 1915

He lived at 29 Thorne Street, Ettingshall, Wolverhampton.
His Service record is summarised below:-

Battalion Record Rank Date
3/6 SSR Embodied service, posted Pte. 2/6/1915
1/6 SSR Transferred from 3/6 SSR Pte. 11/5/1916
1/6 SSR Appointed unpaid L/Cpl. 7/12/1916
1/6 SSR Appointed (paid) L/Cpl. 24/6/1917
1/6 SSR Promoted Cpl. 12/8/1917
  Commenced duties   20/8/1917
  Home posted   6/2/1919
  Disembodied   15/4/1919

During his service he received an injury to his foot. On 14th April 1918 a Lewis Gun limber ran over his foot.

He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct medal.
“Near Bellenglise on the 29th September 1918, he took command of his platoon at a critical stage in the attack, and led them to the final objective. With his Lewis un he sucessfully engaged an enemy machine gun, and himself killed or captured a large number of the enemy.”
(London Gazette 03.06.1919 page 6848 and 11.03.1920 page 3038) *

NA WO 363

* Honours and Awards, The South Staffordshire Regiment 1914 – 1918, JCJ Elson

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