Norman Gill

2946/240569 Sergeant George Norman Gill
1/6th Battalion, The South Staffordshire Regiment

George was born on 24th April 1996. He was the son of Thomas and Sarah Gill.
In 1901 they lived at 34 Fisher Street, Graisley, Wolverhampton. At that time Thomas was a Print Compositor. By 1911 they had moved to 11 Burleigh Road, Wolverhampton, and remained there during the war.
George attested on 7th September 1914.
On his attestation papers he stated that he was born in the Parish of St. Marks, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. He was single, had not served before, and lived at home with his parents.

His service history was as follows:-

Date

Battalion

Rank

Details

07.09.1914

1/6th

Pte.

Embodied

07.09.1014

1/6th

Pte.

Posted

17.10.1914

1/6th

Pte.

In the City of London War Hospital, Epsom from 17.10.1915 to 10.12.1915. He had received a gunshot wound to his head(?)

11.12.1914

1/6th

“C” Coy.

Pte.

Granted a Furlough 11.12.1915 to 20.12.1915
Details on Army Form W 3016, dated 8th December, and signed by Major John, Officer Commanding, RAMC, City of London War Hospital, Epsom.

29.12.1915

3/6th

Pte.

Transferred from 1/6th Battalion.

04.07.1916

1/6th

Pte.

Rejoined from 3/6th Battalion.

12.08.1916

1/6th

L/Cpl.

Appointed unpaid.

12.09.1916

1/6th

L/Cpl.

Appointed paid.

12.06.1917

1/6th

Cpl.

Promoted

26.06.1918

1/6th

Sgt.

Promoted

29.09.1918

1/6th

Sgt.

Awarded the Military Medal for his actions during the Battle of Bellenglise.

13.03.1919

1/6th

Sgt.

Disembodied.

17.06.1919

1/6th

Sgt.

Listed in Supplement to the London Gazette, 17 June 19119, page 7675 for his Military Medal.
””240569 Sjt. Gill, G.N., 6th Bn (Wolverhampton).”

One Response to “Norman Gill”

  1. Terry S Says:

    Informative article but his date of birth needs looking at.

    Thanks Terry, DoB now corrected – Ed.

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