Military Cross GVR issue, Capt. H. L. Norman. East Lancs. Won in Gallipoli. 1915.) Egypt Medal 1882-1889, (20270 2nd Corpl. H. L. Norman. R.E.) 1914-15 Star, (Capt. H. L. Norman. E. Lan. R.)British War Medal, Victory Medal with M.I.D. oakleaf, (Capt H. L. Norman.) Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Edward VII issue, ( 20270. F. Of. W. Q.M.S. H. L. Norman. R.E.) Army Meritorious Service Medal GVI issue, (20270 W. O. Cl. 2. H. L. Norman. R. E.) Khedive Star (undated) Captain H. L. Norman East Lancashire Regiment.
M.C. London Gazette 3 June 1916.
M.I.D. – General Sir Charles Munro’s despatch of 6 March 1916.
Herbert Luxton Norman was promoted from the Reserve of Officers to be a Captain in the 10th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment on 1 December 1914. Attached to the Manchester Regiment, he entered the Gallipoli theatre of war in May 1915. With them he probably fought in the battles before Achi Baba and in the Third Battle of Krithia. In the latter, Lieutenant Foreshaw, 1/9th Manchester Regiment, won the Victoria Cross. For his bravery in the campaign, Norman was mentioned in despatches and awarded the Military Cross.
In 1918 he is recorded as being a Captain in the East Lancashire Regiment and a Musketry Instructor.
Herbert was born in Hatherleigh, Devon and enlisted in the Royal Engineers aged 19 years 2 months having previously served with the 4th Devon Volunteer Rifles. Served Egypt and the Sudan 2.12.1886 to 17.11.1893. This included operations on the Nile 1889, Hong Kong 8.1898 to 12.1902. he was discharged to pension 1906. He was employed as a foreman of works, Building Operations War Department and lived in Clapham. Volunteering in 1914 and commissioned to the 10th East Lancashire regiment.
His M.S.M. I suspect was one of the mass ones awarded in 1950 many of which were never gazetted Later on in his life he lived in Beckenham Kent and 12.7.1955 died on the way to Bromley Hospital at the age of 90.
This indeed is a superb group covering all aspects campaign and wars a long and meritorious service. Sold with photocopy of a pencil sketch of the recipient, inscribed, ‘Captain Norman, Esk Line Trenches, Gallipoli, in front of Achi Baba, 23.7.15 (signed) Eric English’. Copied M.I.C. and some research.