Richard Norton

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Born 20 July 1883, Te Awaiti, Arapawa Island, Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand
  • Died 2 August 1938, Picton
  • Last rank Private
  • Service number 40238
  • Served In 23rd Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company, 2nd Battalion
  • Next of Kin Miss Catherine Norton (sister), Te Awaiti, Marlborough Sounds
  • Pre-war occupation Self-employed Whaler
  • ReligionRoman Catholic
  • Enlisted6 October 1916
  • Embarkationaboard HMNZT 80, Corinthic, departed 2 April 1917, disembarked 10 June 1917, Plymouth, Devon, England
  • Theatres of operationWestern European 1917-18
  • Periods of service168 days in New Zealand and two years 98 days overseas in Western Europe. Total service of two years and 266 days
  • Returned to New Zealandaboard Tahiti, 6 July 1919
  • Discharged5 August 1919, on termination of period of engagement
  • AwardedBritish War Medal and Victory Medal