HASKELL Norman

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HOTTOT-LES-BAGUES WAR CEMETERY. 

Norman HASKELL

Norman served in the Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment) as a Private with the 6th Battalion.  He died on 25th June 1944, aged 26.  Norman is buried at HOTTOT-LES-BAGUES WAR CEMETERY.  France.

Norman Leeming Haskell was from Shelf; he was born in 1918.  On the 1939 register he can be found living on Cooper Lane and working as woolsorter.  He married Gladys Brocklehurst in 1940 and they had two daughters, Betty and Elsie, it is believed that they lived in Queensbury following their marriage.

Norman was the nephew of Wilfred Haskell who was one of the first Queensbury casualties of the First World War.

The 6th Battalion were amongst the first British troops ashore on D-Day (6th June 1944) landing on the King sector of Gold beach at 07:35hrs. For the next few weeks they fought hard to establish and push out the beachhead.  Norman is believed to have died of wounds.