This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment: November 1915
- Place of enlistment: Arbroath
- Service no: 636217
- Rank: Driver
- 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
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Arbroath
- Address: 40 St Vigeans Rd, Arbroath
- Occupation: Grocer
Margaret Deboys, 40 St Vigeans Rd, Arbroath.
Robert Deboys, 40 St. Vigeans Rd, Arbroath
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. He 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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