The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Lieutenant F E E Norris



Lieutenant Frank Ernest Edwin NORRIS, 10th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, 2nd October 1918, age 33.

Born 1888, Dulwich, son of the late Albert and Clara Rebecca Jane Norris, of Dulwich.

Husband of Mabel Edith Norris, of 23, Ferndale Road, Clapham, London.

Enlisted September 1915, joined the Middlesex Regiment, “E” Company, numbered PS-34 (PS = Public Schools Battalion. Formerly Audit Clerk for the National Health.

November 1915, posted BEF;  April 1916, commissioned in Royal West Kent Regiment; 5th August 1916, to be temporary 2nd Lieutenants, on probation; 5th February 1918, promoted to temporary Lieutenant; 29th September 1918, wounded in the attack at Houthem, six officers killed/died of wounds, two wounded and thirty-five ranks killed, ninety wounded and twenty missing in this day of action.

Buried at Voormezeele Enclosure No.3., XV. A. 25., Belgium.

London Gazette 22nd August 1916.

The under mentioned cadets to be temporary 2nd Lieutenants (on probation) : 5 August 1916.

Royal West Kent Regiment - Frank Ernest Edwin Norris.

London Gazette 28th October 1916.

The under mentioned temporary 2nd Lieutenants, from Reserve  Battalions, to be temporary 2nd Lieutenants (attached), retaining their Army seniority: F E E Norris

London Gazette 27th November 1916.

The under mentioned temporary 2nd Lieutenants, (attached) (unless otherwise stated) are transferred to Service Battalions, with seniority shown against their names: 

Royal West Kent Regiment -  5th August 1916.

London Gazette 3rd June 1918.

Royal West Kent Regiment -  Temporary 2nd Lieutenant F. E. E. Norris to be temporary Lieutenant. 5th February 1918.

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