Died of Wounds Home on Monday, 6th November 1916, age 19.
Buried in Grave A. Ded. 136. at Tipton Cemetery, Staffordshire, United Kingdom.
1st Bn., South Staffordshire Regiment. 91st Brigade of 7th Division.
Born: Tipton, Enlisted: Wednesbury, Resident: Tipton.
First landed France & Flanders, 24th March 1915.
Medal entitlement: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Soldier's Papers at National Archives did not survive.
Commemorated on the St. Mark's Memorial.
Commemorated here because he appears on a Tipton memorial.
Link to Commonwealth War Graves Site: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/395353/
142 Toll End Road, Tipton, Staffs.
Joseph Norton (37, Socket Maker at Steel Tube Works, born Wednesbury), his wife Mary J. (37, born Coseley), and their 5 children: Edith (12, born Wednesbury), Gladys (10, born Wednesbury), Joseph R. (8, born Wednesbury), John (3, born Tipton) and Samuel (2, born Tipton).
Mary Jane Norton died in June quarter 1903, and Joseph remarried in March quarter 1904 to Elizabeth Bradley.
224 Toll End Road, Tipton, Staffs.
Joseph Norton (48, Socket Maker at Steel Tube Works, born Wednesbury), his wife Elizabeth (53, born Wednesbury), and 2 of their 5 children: John (14, School, born Wednesbury) and Samuel (12, born Toll End).
At some stage John would have been wounded serving with the 1st South Staffs, this may well have been during the Somme campaign of 1916 as the 1st South Staffs were involved here from 1st July. After medical treatment in the Casualty Clearing system in France, John was brought back to England. He died from his wounds in England, and was buried in Tipton Cemetery.
Still to be researched. Contact me if required.
Tipton Herald 14th October 1914
OCKER HILL PATRIOTS JOIN UP.
This included John Norton.
Birmingham Daily Post 2nd October 1916
The following casualties amongst warrant officers, non-commissioned officers, and men are reported under various dates:
South Staffordshire Regiment- Norton, 9429, J., (Tipton).
Birmingham Daily Gazette 9th January 1917
MIDLANDS NAMES IN THE ROLL OF HONOUR.
Previously reported missing, now reported killed.
S. STAFFORDS. - Norton, 9429, J., (Tipton).