John Meek Norris (c.1889-1917)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

NORRIS, JOHN MEEK. Lance Corporal. No 8837. 1st Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. Born Holbeach, Lincolnshire. Son of John Edward and Sarah Jane Norris, 28 Brook Terrace, Slaithwaite. Enlisted in the Lincolnshire Regiment on 20.1.1910. Served with the 2nd Battalion. At the outbreak of the war the battalion was in Bermuda. Returned to England on the 3.11.1914. Sailed for France, 5.11.1914, and landed at Le Havre 6.11.1914. Invalided home with shell shock on 14.1.1915. Was admitted to Netley Hospital. Returned to France on the 9.8.1916. Served with the 1st Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. Wounded in the chest and abdomen on 30.1.1917. Was admitted to the 20th Casualty Clearing Station, where he died of his wounds on 3.4.1917. Buried WARLINCOURT HALTE BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 6, Row G, Grave 12.
ROH:- St. James' Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission