A First War Military Medal & KIA Group to the Norris Brothers
A First War Military Medal & KIA Brothers Group - M.M. Group of Four to Sergeant L. Norris: Military Medal (93068 SJT: L. NORRIS. 58/BDE: R.F.A.); 1914-15 Star (93068 SJT. L. NORRIS, R.F.A,); British War Medal (93068 SJT. L. NORRIS. R.A.); and Victory Medal (93068 SJT. L. NORRIS. R.A.). Group of Three and Memorial Plaque to Private John Norris: 1914-15 Star (10107 Pte J. NORRIS. R. SCOTS.); British War Medal (10107 PTE. J. NORRIS. R. SCOTS.); Victory Medal (10107 PTE. J. NORRIS. R. SCOTS.); and Memorial Plaque (JOHN NORRIS) in its cardboard container. Naming is officially impressed on the medals. Both groups are un-mounted, dark patinas on the silver medals, extremely fine. Accompanied by a two page letter from the Imperial War Graves Commission (inscribed on the Order Form "THE REGISTER OF MENIN GATE MEMORIAL, PART XXVIII. (UNITED KINGDOM TROOPS). MORGAN - OGILVY. / NORRIS, Pte. John, 10107. 1st Bn. Royal Scots. 25th Feb., 1915. Age 22. Son of John and Mary Mackenzie Norris, of Greenock." and numbered "26725"), Transmittal Slip from RFA Dover Office (accompanying the 1914-15 Star to John Norris, dated December 31, 1920), the original shipping box for the British War Medal and Victory Medal (addressed "10107 PTE. J. NORRIS, R. Scots." and stamped "B. WAR and VICTORY.") and Slip accompanying the Military Medal (describing why Sergeant L. Norris was awarded the medal). Footnote: The Norris brothers were the sons of John and Mary Mackenzie Norris of Greenock, Scotland. Sergeant L. Norris, 58th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery was awarded his Military Medal "For repairing telephone wire under heavy fire", and was cited in the Supplement to the London Gazette, page 347, on January 6, 1917. Private John Norris, Royal Scots died on February 25, 1915, at the age of 22 and is remembered with honour on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Panel 11.