NORRIS, THOMAS  RMA / 2332 (S)  Gunner  H.M.S. ATTENTIVE II

ROYAL MARINE ARTILLERY

Born Not Known Enlisted Not Known Living Leyland

Died Ramsgate 3rd November 1918

Ref: ‘Commonwealth War Graves Commission’ and items below.

Chorley Guardian and Leyland Hundred Advertiser Sat. 23rd November 1918

Mrs T. Norris, 31 Dunkirk Lane, Leyland, has received intimation of the death in Ramsgate Hospital from pneumonia of her husband Gunner Thomas Norris, Royal Marine Artillery. He was 31 years of age and worked at the Bleachworks (a similar report is in the Preston Guardian of the same date).

A ‘C.W.G.C.’ gravestone in St. James’s Churchyard records:-

RMA / 2332 (S) GUNNER

T. NORRIS

ROYAL MARINE ARTILLERY 3rd November 1918 Age 31.

The stone is placed on the family grave which records the same information giving his Christian name – Thomas. Also – ‘his wife Edith who died 30th Nov. 1952 Aged 69.’

Thomas Norris’s name appears on the following local memorials:-

War Memorial, Church Road, Leyland

St. James Memorial, Moss Side, Leyland

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Thomas Norris is buried in:-

ST. JAMES’S CHURCHYARD, MOSS SIDE, LEYLAND

Grave Location: Close by the east wall of the chancel.

Age 31, husband of Edith Norris of 30 (sic) Dunkirk Lane, Leyland.

Register of Electors, Leyland – 1918

31 South View, Dunkirk Lane  Edith Norris

Note: It would seem that the above address is correct for 1918; possibly not present day numbering.

Norris, Thomas. WE Waring 2003