NORTON, James Albert

Known as: 
Jimmy
Rank: 
Signalman (later Lance Corporal)
Unit/Base: 
Special Service Brigade, Group, & Signals
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Corps of Signals
Service: 
Army
Number: 
2386720
Born: 
1922
Birthplace: 
Sedgefield Norfolk
Died : 
Monday, November 4, 1968
Age: 
46
Jimmy Norton 1 Brigade Signals

Signalman James Norton, 1 Special Service (Commando) Brigade Signals, was wounded during the Normandy landings  on 6 June 1944. He received a 21st Army Group Certificate for Gallantry. Post war resided Hunstanton Norfolk and was a well respected member of the community as seen in the newspaper obituary below.

Sources
Brigade Signals War Diary (see linked content).
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/76 amended by WO417/78.
Commando Service Certificate in Gallery.
21st Army Group Certicate in Gallery.
[Image] Barry Norton (son).
 

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