NORRIE, Robert Daniel
(Service number 24/1151)

Aliases Bob
First Rank Sergeant Last Rank


Date 19 November 1890 Place of Birth Timaru, New Zealand

Enlistment Information

Date 1 May 1915 Age
Address at Enlistment C/o C.F.C.A., Waimate, New Zealand
Occupation Grocery manager (CFCA)
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs Margaret Norrie (mother), C/o A.C. Martin, Timaru, New Zealand
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 2nd Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship D Company
Date 10 September 1915
Embarked From Wellington, New Zealand Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 3rd Battalion, B Company

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 15 September 1916 Age 25
Place of Death Somme, France
Cause Killed in action
Notices Timaru Herald, 23 September 1916
Memorial or Cemetery Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Waimate First World War Memorial

Biographical Notes

Youngest son of William and Margaret (nee McCullough) Norrie, baptised at Trinity Church, Timaru.

Known as Bob, Norrie volunteered in May 1915. He had been employed by the Canterbury Farmers Co-operative Association who paid him half pay while in service - which he allotted, along with funds from his military pay to his mother, who was by now widowed. (Kin: a collective biography of a New Zealand Working Class)


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database (August 2013); CWGC (August 2013); Nolan, Melanie. "Kin: a collective biography of a New Zealand working class" (Canterbury University Press, 2005); SCRoll web submission from J James, 29 January 2015)

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Maree Bowen, SC branch NZSG

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