Norman, Anquetil Philip (1883-1917)

Anquetil Philip Norman, Book of Remembrance, Victoria College, Jersey, page 113, http://www.greatwarci.net/honour/jersey/victcoll/victcoll-rem.pdf.

Anquetil Philip Norman, Book of Remembrance, Victoria College, Jersey, page 113, http://www.greatwarci.net/honour/jersey/victcoll/victcoll-rem.pdf.

Anquetil Philip Norman was a timber broker. He lived at 1829 Alberni Street in 1914.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1914, Part 2, page 1115 (edited image).

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1914, Part 2, page 1115 (edited image).

He was born on March 25, 1883, on the Island of Jersey in the Channel Islands. His father was François (or Francis) Norman. His mother was Anne Messervy.

From 1893 to 1899, he attended Victoria College on the Island of Jersey.

He later worked for the Capital and Counties Bank at Baldock, Hertfordshire.

He joined the First Scottish Horse and served with the British forces during the South African War.

In 1903, he travelled to Canada.

In 1908, he married Maud Anna De Gruchy, who had been a teacher. She was born in at St. Helier, Jersey on October 9, 1882. Her parents were Charles de Gruchy and Anna (Leboutilier) Chevalier.

By 1911, Anquetil and Maud were living in the Sechelt area of British Columbia. Anquetil was a timber cruiser.

He first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1913; he was living at number 6, 1546 Balsam Street. In 1914, he was at 1829 Alberni Street.

When the First World War began, he volunteered to serve with the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He fought in France throughout 1915 and 1916. On April 9, 1917, he was killed in the attack on Vimy Ridge. He was buried in Arras Road Cemetery, Roclincourt, Pas de Calais, France, Grave Number: I. B. 2.

In 1937, Maud was living at Beaufort Square, Grève d’Azette, in Jersey.

Anquetil and Maud had a son.

 

John Anquetil (“Bill”) Norman

John Anquetil Norman was born in British Columbia in November 1909.

From 1919 to 1927, he attended Victoria College on the Island of Jersey.

In 1927, he went to the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich. He began his long military service in 1929, including a period in India in the 1930s.

In 1937, he married Elizabeth Chance, the daughter of Arthur Chance.

The Times (London, England), Issue 47623, March 3, 1937; page 17.

The Times (London, England), Issue 47623, March 3, 1937; page 17.

The Times (London, England), Issue 47767, August 19, 1937; page 15.

The Times (London, England), Issue 47767, August 19, 1937; page 15.

He had a notable career during the Second World War. After his retirement, he raised money for the Sail Training Association, and worked for a company in Greenwich. In 1964 he moved to the south of France, where he spent much of his time yachting.

He died on March 2, 1994, in France. His ashes are buried in Vence, France.

 

Sources

Anquetil Philip Norman

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKX2-CG2Z : accessed 20 October 2015), Annie Norman in household of Francois Norman, St Martin, Jersey, Channel Islands; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 16, Piece/Folio 5618/100, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,530.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:4BQG-H3Z : accessed 20 October 2015), Anquetil P Norman in household of Annie Norman, St Clement, Jersey, Channel Islands; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Jersey county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKMQ-3M68 : accessed 20 October 2015), Anquetil Norman, 1907; citing San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1410 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,465,592.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV39-D3XF : accessed 20 October 2015), A P Norman, 1911; citing Census, Comox-Atlin Sub-Districts 1-52, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,658; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=17086&highlight=9&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+A.P.+Norman.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HLR-6KS : accessed 20 October 2015), Norman, Jul 1912; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-4789, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

Major Anquetil Phillip Norman; http://www.genealogy.com/ftm/d/e/g/John-L-Degruchy-CA/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0078.html.

Lieutenant Anquetil Philip Norman, http://www.canadiangreatwarproject.com/searches/soldierDetail.asp?Id=14405.

Canadian Expeditionary Force, Name: Norman, Arquetil Philip; Rank: CPT; Date of Birth: 25/03/1883; Reference:  RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7362 – 32; Item Number: 549982; http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=549982.

Jersey Evening Post of Tuesday 17 April 1917; Roll of Honour.; http://www.greatwarci.net/honour/jersey/database/norman-ap-arrasroad.htm.

“It is with deep regret we state that the Casualty List issued this morning contains the name of another gallant Jersey-Canadian Officer, Lieutenant (acting Captain) Anquetil Philip Norman. This gallant officer was 35 and was the son of the late Mr Francis Norman of La Davisonnerie. He was educated at Victoria College from 1893-99 and during the Boer War volunteered and served with the Scottish Horse. At the cessation of hostilities he returned to Jersey and afterwards left for Canada and promptly joined the British Columbia Detachment of the Canadian Expeditionary Force at the outbreak of the present war. While serving in France last June he was wounded and spent some time in his native Island on sick leave. He later returned to the Front and unfortunately made the supreme sacrifice at Vimy on 9 April.

The deceased gallant officer leaves a widow and young son, to whom, with the other relatives in Jersey, we tender our heartfelt sympathy.”

Anquetil Philip Norman, Channel Islands Great War Study Group, page 12; http://www.greatwarci.net/journals/14.pdf

Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Norman, Anquetil Philip; http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/279475/NORMAN,%20ANQUETIL%20PHILIP.

Canadian Virtual War Memorial; Augustil [sic] Philip Norman; http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/279475.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVKR-BL55 : accessed 20 October 2015), Anquetil Philip   Norman, 1917; Burial, Roclincourt, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France, Arras Road Cemetery; citing record ID 56140025, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56140025.

Arras Road Cemetery, Major Anquetil Norman; http://www.webmatters.net/txtpat/index.php?id=688.

 

Maud Anna De Gruchy (wife of Anquetil Philip Norman)

Maude deGruchy (b. 1883, d. WFT Est. 1895-1983); http://www.genealogy.com/ftm/d/e/g/John-L-Degruchy-CA/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0073.html.

St Helier baptisms 1842-1909 de Gruchy; http://www.theislandwiki.org/index.php/St_Helier_baptisms_1842-1909_de_Gruchy: Record number: 6/4848; date of birth: 09/10/1882; date of baptism: 08/11/1882; de Gruchy, Maude Anna; father: Charles.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X91X-DG4 : accessed 20 October 2015), Maud A De Gruchy in household of Charles De Gruchy, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Jersey – St Helier subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV39-D3XN : accessed 20 October 2015), M A Norman in entry for A P Norman, 1911; citing Census, Comox-Atlin Sub-Districts 1-52, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,658.

 

John Anquetil Norman (son of Anquetil Philip Norman)

John Anquetil Norman, http://www.theislandwiki.org/index.php/John_Anquetil_Norman.

London Gazette, August 30, 1929, issue 33530, page 5644; https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/33530/page/5644/data.pdf: “The undermentioned Gentlemen Cadets, from the Royal Military Academy, to be 2nd Lts. 29th Aug. 1929: — Royal Regiment of Artillery: John Anquetil Norman.”

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV8F-Z6DB : accessed 20 October 2015), John A Norman and null, 1937; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Marriage Registration, Westminster St. Margaret, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV8F-9DYM : accessed 21 October 2015), Elizabeth M E Chance and null, 1937; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Marriage Registration, Westminster St. Margaret, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

The Winnipeg Tribune, September 11, 1937, page 20: “She Forgot Her Bouquet! Twice the organist at Westminster Cathedral began to play Lohengrin’s “Here Comes the Bride,” and the third time he took up where he had stopped before. This was rather a strange effect, but all was well in the end. The reason was that Miss Elizabeth Chance, daughter of the late Sir Arthur Chance and of Lady Chance, of Co. Dublin, had left her bouquet behind on the occasion of her marriage to Mr. John Anquetil Norman, of the Royal Horse Artillery.”

John Anquetil (Bill) Norman – the King’s Man; Victoria College Foundation Newsletter Volume 10 November Edition 2011 Volume 10 Victoria College, Jersey JE1 4HT Tel / Fax: 01534 730464 Email: foundation@vcj.sch.je, pages 8 and 9; http://www.victoriacollege.je/media/53353/vcj_volume_13_may_edition_4web.pdf.

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