|Unit||50th Australian Infantry Battalion|
|Object type||Black & white - Digital print|
Unknown Australian Official Photographer
|Place made||Belgium: Flanders, West-Vlaanderen, Heuvelland, Locre|
|Date made||7 March 1918|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Portrait of 2963 Lance Corporal (L Cpl) William Charles Norton, 50th Battalion. A labourer from ...
Portrait of 2963 Lance Corporal (L Cpl) William Charles Norton, 50th Battalion. A labourer from Forest Range, South Australia, prior to enlistment, he embarked as a Private with the 7th Reinforcements, from Adelaide on6 November 1916 aboard HMAT Afric (A19) for Plymouth England. Following training in England and a bout of illness he joined his battalion on the Western Front near Ploegsteert, Belgium in mid-July 1917 and was appointed Lance Corporal a month later. L Cpl Norton was killed in action at Villers-Bretonneux, France, on 25 April 1918. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial. He was aged 21 years.