Norman Deboys

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: November 1915
  • Place of enlistment: Arbroath
  • Service no: 636217
  • Rank: Driver
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
  • Unit/Ship: 107th Brigade, 'B' Battery
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 25
  • Date of Death: 23.06.1917
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Dickebusch New Military Cemetery Extension
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: II.A.44

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Arbroath
  • Address: 40 St Vigeans Rd, Arbroath
  • Occupation: Grocer
  • Mother:

    Margaret Deboys, 40 St Vigeans Rd, Arbroath.

  • Father:

    Robert Deboys, 40 St. Vigeans Rd, Arbroath

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Norman Deboys

Following Normans death his Officer wrote the following to his Mother,

“A more cheerful worker I could not wish for. His Sergeant was equally full of praise for his industry and cheerfulness. Steady pleasant to deal with, and diligent, he was always ready for a job, however unpleasant, and his coolness under fire was a great help to those in charge, and a fine example to the rest. ┬áHe has endeared himself to the whole battery, and I feel his loss as a personal one.”

Information supplied by Gary Thomson.

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