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Terence Report 6 Jul 2013 08:09

Am trying to find the military records of two of my uncles.
1. William James Bertie Norman DOB 17Sep1887
Father William Henry Norman
Service No 42736
Servied with the RFA 29 brigade
Rank sergeant
Enlisted 6 Jun 1906
Discharged 25 Mar 1918

2. Sidney George Norman DOB 17 Mar 1895
Father; William henry Norman
Service number 5159?
Served with the Royal Sussex regiment
Joined 1915
Discharged 1919?
Living at Bedford St Walworth prior to enlisting.

Hoping someone can help me. Thanks Terry.


MarieCeleste Report 6 Jul 2013 08:34

Hello Terry, unfortunately well over 60% of WW1 records were destroyed during WW2 so there's a good chance that their records were amongst them if you've been unable to find them so far.


Gins Report 6 Jul 2013 10:03

Different service number but I think they did change?

British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920

Sidney Norman

Estimated Birth Year:abt 1895

Age at enlistment:19

Birth Parish:Wadhurst

Birth County:Sussex

Document Year:1914

Regimental Number:1420

Regiment Name:
Royal Sussex Regiment

Number of images:6

NOK: Edward Norman


Flip Report 6 Jul 2013 10:05

I also looked at that one Gins, but father was named as nok, and his name is wrong.

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Terence Report 8 Jul 2013 05:10

Thankyou for your help. Unfortunately Sidney's NOK was not Edward Norman.