COXHEAD, Norman Soward
(Service number 48920)

Aliases Norrie
First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 1 November 1896 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Clerk
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Edward COXHEAD (father), care of Briscoe and Company, Timaru
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 26th Reinforcements, G Company (part)
Date 9 June 1917
Transport Willochra
Embarked From 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


Date 19 December 1961 Age 65 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery Cremated Christchurch
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Norman Soward Coxhead was the third son of Edward and Barbara Hay (née Fletcher) Coxhead. Norman was educated at Timaru Main School before a spell at Elwood School, Christchhurch, in 1910-1911. He married Margaret (Peggy) Emma Yvonne Ferrier on 14 May 1925. Norrie and Peggy had one daughter. After Peggy's death in 1950 Norman married Reta Jane Johns. Norman and Reta were divorced in 1958. Norman alsop saw service in World War II. Two brothers, Edward and Norman, also served in World War I.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [26 December 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [26 December 2017]; School Admission records (South Canterbury & Canterbury branches NZSG) [26 December 2017]

External Links

Related Documents

No documents available. 

Researched and Written by

Teresa Scott, SC branch NZSG

Currently Assigned to

Not assigned.

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 Logo. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License unless otherwise stated.

Tell us more

Do you have information that could be added to this story? Or related images that you are happy to share? Submit them here!

Your Details
Veteran Details
- you may attach an image or document up to 10MB