NORTON, Walter Henry
(Service number 15288)

First Rank Corporal Last Rank


Date 7 March 1889 Place of Birth Rangitira Valley

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Knox College, Dunedin
Occupation Student, Otago University
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs W. H. NORTON (wife), Pleasant Point, Canterbury
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 9th Reinforcements, 1st Battalion, E Company
Date 26 July 1916
Transport Waitemata or Ulimaroa
Embarked From Wellington Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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

Presbyterian minister


Date 25 April 1962 Age 73 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery Memorial Park Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Walter Henry Norton was the son of John and Sarah (née Beer) Norton. He was educated at Rangitira Valley and Pleasant Point schools. He married Violet Gurney Mary Donovan in 1916. Violet died in 1938 and is buried at Pleasant Point. Walter's brother Charles also served in World War I.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [21 March 2018]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [18 March 2018]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [18 March 2018]

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