John Norster – 1884 to 13 Sept 1917

John Norster was killed in action in France on 13th Sept 1917. He was in the Princess Charlotte of Wales (Royal Berkshire Regiment), and is buried in Plot 1, Row L, Grave 26, Monchy Cemetery, France.


He is remembered on the War Memorial in Gosport, Hampshire. For some reason he is also remembered on the War Memorial in Newhaven, Sussex.


As far as I am aware, all his family is Hampshire or Dorset based.

Why would he be on a memorial in Newhaven – one of the little mysteries that keeps us going.




I think I now know why – the people who created the website which details those on the war memorial in Newhaven looked up the details for J G Norster (Jonas Godfrey) on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website and found John Norster so assumed it must be him.


Jonas has no grave as he died when the ship he was on sank. See the website for more details.