Portrait of 2963 Lance Corporal (L Cpl) William Charles Norton, 50th Battalion. A labourer from ...

Unit 50th Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number P09291.374
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Digital print
Maker Unknown Australian Official Photographer
Place made Belgium: Flanders, West-Vlaanderen, Heuvelland, Locre
Date made 7 March 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

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.