16 September 2009

WWI Trio

The WWI trio awarded to 1028 Lance Sergeant William Richard Norris come with a very interesting story. When I first accessed his service record I came across a very unusual entry. Norris was court martialed for possessing a camera and taking photos. Today every soldier has a camera on them and they take photos of everything. To read about this particular is a real reflection of the times. Norris was also wounded in action and I'm told by his daughter that he carried shrapnel in his shoulder all his life.
His medals are in near mint condition having never been worn and still have the original ribbon.
This brings the medal returned tally to 549.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks to Bill for a remarkably persistent piece of detective work and to Glyn for the blog. My family is very grateful. None of us has ever seen these medals.