COXHEAD, Norman Soward
(Service number 48920)
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank|
|Date||1 November 1896||Place of Birth||Timaru|
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|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Edward COXHEAD (father), care of Briscoe and Company, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||26th Reinforcements, G Company (part)|
|Date||9 June 1917|
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Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||19 December 1961||Age||65 years|
|Place of Death||Christchurch|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Cremated Christchurch|
|New Zealand Memorials|
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]
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