John Norster 

*? - †13 Sep 1917


a) MILITARY: Details from WW1 CD indexnReg Princess Charlotte of Wales (Royal Berkshire Regiment)nBatt 5th Battalion.nSurname NORSTERnXtian JohnnBorn Gosport HantsnEnlisted Portsmouth HantsnResided Fareham HantsnDied 13 Sept 1917nHow Killed in action.nTheatre of war France & Flanders.nRank Private 35874nnBURIAL: Buried in Plot 1, Row L, Grave 26, Monchy Cemetery, France. Commonwealth War Graves Commission.nAccording to CWGC, age at death was 38, I believe it was 33.nnBURIAL: WINDMILL BRITISH CEMETERY Monchy-le-Preux Pas de Calais France General Directions: Monchy-le-Preux is a village about 7 kilometres south-east of Arras. Windmill British Cemetery lies to the south of the village on the north side of the main Arras-Cambrai road, the D939. On 23 April 1917, in the Second Battle of the Scarpe, Infantry Hill (east of Monchy) and Guemappe (due south of Monchy) were captured by Commonwealth troops. Guemappe was lost the same day, but retaken almost at once, and further progress was made in the following days. In May, the 29th Division began this cemetery and buried in it a number of the dead of 23 April. It continued in use until March 1918, and was used again from August to October 1918. In Plot II, Rows D and E, are buried 23 officers and men of the 1st King's Own Royal Lancasters who died in the Battle of the Drocourt-Queant Line at the beginning of September. Casualty Details: UK 336, Canada 65, South Africa 1, Germany 1, Total Burials: 403nn1891-Census: 95 Prince Alfred Street, Gosport, Hants.nn1901-Census: Alverstoke, Southamptonnn1911-Census: 95 Whitworth Road, Gosport, HantsnnOCCUPATION: 1901 (C) Bookshop Assistantn1911 (C) Tram Conductor