CEF Soldier Detail

Lieutenant Anquetil Philip Norman
Died: April 9, 1917

Regimental Number:
NA
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
7th Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Jersey,Channel Islands
Country:
Jersey
Next of Kin:
Maud? A Norman (wife,) Blenheim Court, 61 Jervis St., Vancouver, British Columbia
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
March 25, 1883
Trade or Calling:
Forrester
Marital Status:
Married
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Pond Farm Camp, Salisbury Plain, England
Date of Enlistment:
November 26, 1914
Age at enlistment:
31
Height:
5 Feet 11 Inches
Chest:
42 1/2 Inches
Expansion:
4 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
Attack South West of Thelus
Date of Death:
April 9, 1917
Age at Death:
34
Buried at:
Arras Road Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France
Plot:
I. B. 2.
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 7362 - 32
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes

Details of death from Ancestry.com which includes a digitized image of the casualty form from the "Canada, War Graves Registers (Circumstances of Casualty), 1914-1948” database

The Channel Islands and the Great War - biographical information

The Channel Islands and the Great War - including transcription of newspaper article regarding his death

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Lieutenant Canadian Infantry 7th Battalion
Trooper Canadian Militia Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians)
Private Canadian Militia Elliott's Horse

Son of Francis and Anne Norman (nee Messewey), of Jersey; husband of Maud A. Norman, of I, Ricardo Villa, Samares, Jersey, Channel Islands.

R.T. Elliott, K.C., of Victoria, B.C., was the founder of Elliott’s Horse - a ‘free-lance’ cavalry unit, composed almost entirely of seasoned veterans, raised in Victoria in the early days of the Great War [1914].

Elliott’s Horse was composed of 5 officers and 78 men. The unit departed Victoria on Oct. 23 for Vancouver, then travelled across Canada by train to Montreal, arriving Oct. 29, where they boarded SS Letitia on Oct. 31 bound for Glasgow, Scotland. Arriving there Nov. 9 they then travelled to London. On Nov. 17 the unit entrained for Salisbury Plain where they were welcomed by the Royal Canadian Dragoons and Lord Strathcona’s Horse.

For more information on Elliott's Horse, see Legion of Frontiersmen - see 1914 - Victoria, British Columbia

Norman's previous record of service: Scottish Horse, 18 months.