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Walter Norton

The Ossett War Memorial has a Walter Norton listed. Unfortunately, it has not been possible to find any details of any WW1 service for this man. He is not on the CWGC web site listing as far as we know. However, Walter Norton is definitely shown on the Holy Trinity Church WW1 Memorial Board, therefore there must be an Ossett connection

A Walter Norton was born in Mirfield in 1893, the youngest child of four surviving children born to Frank Norton and his wife Lavinia who married in 1880. The couple had seven children from their marriage, but three children had died before April 1911.

In 1901 the family were living on Intake Lane, Ossett where Frank, of Pollington, near Snaith, was working as a coachman. The children had been born in several locations including Wigginton, York, Manchester, Denby Dale and Mirfield before the family settled in Ossett in the mid 1890s.

In 1911 Frank Norton, a gardener, his wife Lavinia and their daughter and three sons were living at Sunny Dale Terrace, Ossett. Walter Norton, then aged 18 was a groom and horseman.

Walter Norton, aged 27 years, died in July 1920 and was buried on the 7th July 1920 at the Ossett (Holy Trinity) Churchyard, 1 Church Street, Ossett.


1. Commonwealth War Graves Commission web site