Ross Norman Cpl 4439816

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Name Ross Norman
Army number 4439816
Rank Corporal
Date of birth 22/9/1902, birth registered in Gateshead.
Age 0
Unit Attested 1/12/21 in the Territorial Army for 4 yrs. Paper maker aged 19, born Gateshead. Enlisted in 9th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry. Discharged 30/11/25 on completion of engagement. May have re-enlisted to make a total of eight years served (to be confirmed). Re-enlisted on 5/5/39 in the 9th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry.  ?Posted to 12th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry. Transferred to the Black Watch 1/2/40, Posted to 1st Battalion Tyneside Scottish. Served B.E.F. Captured FICHEUX 20/5/1940. Posted ? Battalion of the Black Watch on repatriation. Discharged to Class Z Army Reserve 8/1/46.
Company/Battery C Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Probably 1/9/1939.
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Prison and Number 357, 10349. Held in Stalag XXA from 10/6/1940. Transferred to Stalag XXB on 24/10/1941. Transferred back to Stalag XXA on 13/1/1944. Transferred to Stalag 357 on 18/5/1944, arriving on 22/5/1944. Transferred to Stalag IVB on 6/12/1944. Repatriated - date not yet known.
Died/Killed in action
Home address Born Burnopfield. Father - A.T.C.Ross, 39, Bensham Terrace, Gateshead.
Source table 1TS

The researcher is grateful to Michelle Lewis for additional information detail, now incorporated above.

In addition Michelle traced the following documents pertaining to Corporal Ross and they are included below:-

Front of Red Cross notification card of PoW status

Rear of Red Cross notification card

Newspaper article

C Company 1st Tyneside Scottish - taken 13 April 1940

It is not known which of the men depicted is Corporal Ross.