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77056   Private Robert Henry Norris
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 29/05/2024
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 23/03/1882
Died: 21/07/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 33
Robert Henry Norris was the son of John Stewart Norris and Louisa Norris. Robert was born 23rd March 1882 in Tamlaghtmore, County Tyrone. His father was a farmer. Robert was a member of Tamlaghtmore L.O.L. 198 and R.B.P. 518. He emigrated to Canada in 1906 and prior to active service he worked as a stoker before enlisting in the 7th Canadian Infantry on 7th November 1914 at Victoria, British Columbia. Private Robert Henry Norris was killed in action when he was struck in the neck by a bullet while returning to his Battalion trench in Belgium on 21st July 1915. He was 33 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Berks Cemetery Extension
  Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, 2
Grave Ref: Grave 3-B-1
CWGC Casualty 107019
Berks Cemetery Extension is located 12.5 kilometres south of Ieper town centre on the N365 leading from Ieper to Mesen, Ploegsteert and on to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg (N336). 3.5 kilometres along the N336 lies a fork junction with the N365. The N365 which forms the right hand fork leads to the town of Mesen. The cemetery lies 3 kilometres beyond Mesen on the right hand side of the N365 and opposite Hyde Park Corner Royal Berks Cemetery.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Stewartstown Cenotaph - WWI Stewartstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 69
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1 1901 Census lists Norris family Does not list Robert as living with the family at house 13 in Tamlaghtmore, Killycolpy, Tyrone
2 Canadian Great War Project Details of Private Robert Henry Norris
3 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of Robert Henry Norris details including grave photo
4 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Private Robert Henry Norris' death
5 Robert Norris Attestation Papers Canadian Military documents (30 no.)
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023