2nd Lieutenant Norman Ernest Williams

Date of Birth c. 1892
Age at Death 25
Date of Death 9 November 1917
Service Number
Military Service Royal Flying Corps, 10th Battalion London Regiment
Merton Address 62 Griffiths Road, Wimbledon
Local Memorial Rutlish School, Merton

Additional Information

Norman was born in Stoke Newington in about 1893 to Ernest Croft and Catherine Williams. He was the middle child of three, with older sister Blanch, and younger sister Alfreda, plus two unknown siblings that died in infancy. In 1901, the family was living at 98 Park Street in Stoke Newington, where Norman attended Oldfield Road School in Hackney from 26 August 1901. By 1911, the family was living in a seven room house at 62 Griffiths Road in Wimbledon, along with a female boarder who worked as a school teacher. Norman’s father, Ernest, worked as a journalist for The Times.

Norman attended Rutlish School after moving to Wimbledon, and was working as a clerk to a lawyer by the age of 17. He was commissioned into the London Regiment in 1915, and later transferred to the Royal Flying Corps as an observer.
He was killed when his plane was shot down on 9 November 1917 near Zuydcoote, and is buried at the military cemetery there.


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