NORMINGTON Arthur

Arthur NORMINGTON

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Arthur is named on the memorial at the front of the church and the Queensbury roll, with the address of West End.  A search of military records show that three men of that name died during in the war, all came from Bradford.

It is known that one of these men was born in Shipley and further research shows that this is not our man, of the remaining two, one enlisted in Manchester which leads us away from the village.  This leaves Arthur Normington of the 18th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own) although even with names of family members he has not been connected to the village.

Arthur died of wounds on 1st July 1916 one of the many casualties of the opening day of the Somme battles and is buried at EUSTON ROAD CEMETERY (I. A. 25.).