Diamond War Memorial Project

Private David Norris

2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Regimental Number 4149
Born: ---- Died: 1915-05-16 Aged: 19 Enlisted: Londonderry.

Name recorded on the Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Name also commemorated on the Diamond War Memorial.

Son of Mrs Matilda Norris, 68, Glendermott Road, Waterside, Londonderry, and William Norris (who possibly died on September 27, 1909, and was buried in Glendermott Burying Ground).

David Norris was a member of the Murray Club of Apprentice Boys of Derry, and was the first member of that Club to be killed in the 1914-18 War. At a meeting of the Murray Club held in the Apprentice Boys of Derry Memorial Hall, on Friday, June 4, 1915, it was proposed ‘that the Secretary be instructed to forward a letter of sympathy to the relatives of the late Bro. David Norris of Glendermott Road, who was killed in action at the Front. Put to the Club and passed in silence by the members standing.’
The name of David Norris was read out during a memorial service held in St Columb’s (Church of Ireland) Cathedral, Londonderry, on Sunday, August 1, 1915, to commemorate the officers and men of the city of Derry, who had died during the first year of the Great War.
Florrie and Annie Norris, 68, Glendermott Road, signed the Ulster Solemn League and Covenant (September 1912) pledging resistance to Home Rule for Ireland.