CaptainNORWOOD, JOHN

Died 08/09/1914

Aged 38

5th Dragoon Guards (Princess Charlotte of Wales's)

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Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Norwood; husband of Lilian.

Inscription

ALL, THAT HE CAME TO GIVE HE GAVE, AND WENT AGAIN

Citation

An extract taken from the London Gazette dated 27th July, 1900 records the following

"John Norwood, Lieut., 5th Dragoon Guards. Date of Act of Bravery 30th Oct., 1899. "

On the 30th Oct., 1899, this officer went out from Ladysmith (S. Africa) in charge of a small patrol of the 5th Dragoon Guards. They came under a heavy fire from the enemy, who were posted on a ridge in great force. The patrol, which had arrived within about 600 yards of the ridge, then retired at full speed. One man dropped, and Second Lieut. Norwood galloped back about 300 yards through heavy fire, dismounted, and picking up the fallen trooper, carried him out of fire on his back, at the same time leading his horse with one hand. The enemy kept up an incessant fire during the whole time that Second Lieut Norwood was carrying the man until he was quite out of range."

Buried at SABLONNIERES NEW COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Location: Seine-et-Marne, France
Number of casualties: 19

Cemetery/memorial reference: 4.


Cemetery details

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This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
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