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Henry James Norton (b. August 1916, d. 24 January 1995)Henry James Norton (son of Percy Henry Norton and Alice May Crisp) was born August 1916 in Carlton NSW, and died 24 January 1995 in Beecroft Nursing Home.He married Bessie Marie Mansfield, daughter of Edward Windsor Mansfield 2 and Emma Gertrude Harris.
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Biography of Henry James Norton
Henry (Harry) Norton was born at Carlton, NSW on 2 August,1916.
The second of three children, he has an older sister Eileen, and younger brother John.
His first job was as a tram conductor, and then took up Carpentry as a trade.
His first marriage was to Dorothy (Dot) Smith, who died of asthma.
When war broke out in 1941 he joined the 2/33 AIF and saw overseas service. Harry joined the Ski School at Tripoli and became an instructor.He also served in the Owen Stanley Ranges in New Guinea.When the war was over he was discharged at Goulburn, attaining the rank of Sergeant.
He met Bessie Mansfield while working at the same business.He was doing carpentry while she was working as a forelady at the Janette Underwear Factory. He married Bessie Mansfield on November 8, 1952 at Homebush Methodist Church.Bess & Harry bought land at Carlingford, where Harry built their own home. Harry loved bowls & fishing and was made a life member of Carlingford Bowling Club.
Harry died on January 24, 1995 aged 78.His cremation took place at Rookwood Crematorium and was attended by family and members of the RSL.Harry has a wall plaque at the NSW Garden of Rememberance at Rookwood Cemetery - Position:Wall 28, Panel F.He also has a Wall Plaque in the Rose Garden for the Kokoda Trail Veterans, opposite Concord Hospital.Position:Top Right Hand side, after entry.
Harry is survived by his wife Bessie, daughter Erica, and Grandchildren, Karen, Nerida and Brendon. Great-Granddaughters Jassinta,& Eliese Chapman and Great-Grandson Cameron Witt.
More About Henry James Norton:
Fact 1: 2 August 1916, Born Registered at Rockdale Reg No 27836.
Fact 2: 8 November 1952, Married Bess Marie Mansfield.
Fact 3: 24 January 1995, Died.
More About Henry James Norton and Bessie Marie Mansfield:
Children of Henry James Norton and Bessie Marie Mansfield are:
- +Erica Dawn Norton.