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Sgt Eric Norris from Croston,Lancashire
« on: Sunday 21 October 18 16:28 BST (UK) »
Hello,  Next year 22 June 2019 we will erect an RAF Memorial on the spot at Riethoven (Holland)where on the 22nd June 1944 a 44 Squadron Lancaster LM592 crashed which took the lives of the entire crew. Amongst them 22 year old Bombaimer Eric Norris from Croston,Lancashire who was the son of John and Elizabeth Ann Norris. Eric rest at Eindhoven Woensel cemetery. We are in touch with the relatives of the pilot E.A.Canty from Australia and we would like to get in touch with the relatives of the entire crew to make it possible that they could attend the memorial service.   
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Re: Sgt Eric Norris from Croston,Lancashire
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 21 October 18 17:24 BST (UK) »
He can be seen on the 1939 Register with his mother in Chorley (Croston is in this district).  We are not allowed to post full details of the 1939 Register but you can access it on Ancestry and Findmypast.

This is his likely birth registration
Eric NORRIS
Dec Q 1921 Chorley
8e 758
Mother's maiden name BANNISTER

Possible marriage of parents
John NORRIS & Elizabeth Ann BANNISTER
June Q 1912 Chorley
8e 1176

Possible siblings with Surname NORRIS, mother BANNISTER born in Chorley:
Thomas NORRIS June Q 1913
James NORRIS Sept Q 1914

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Re: Sgt Eric Norris from Croston,Lancashire
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 21 October 18 18:43 BST (UK) »
A bit more on Eric, here's his baptism showing his date of birth and address (which the family appear to have stayed at for many years  ;))

Baptism 15 Jan 1922 St Michael and All Angels, Croston, Lancs.
Eric Norris - Child of John Norris & Elizabeth Ann
Born: 11 Dec 1921
Abode: 43 Town Road Croston
Father's Occupation: Grocer
     
Eric's siblings were baptised here too, their dates of birth are
Thomas Norris 1 Apr 1913
James Norris 11 Jun 1914

Hope this may help track down relatives

     
Robbins - Wolverhampton.
Spooner - Monmouthshire & Wolverhampton.
Warner & Loundes - Dudley/Smethwick.
Dod(g)son - Heysham/Liverpool/Wolverhampton

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Re: Sgt Eric Norris from Croston,Lancashire
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 21 October 18 19:19 BST (UK) »
     
Eric's siblings were baptised here too, their dates of birth are
Thomas Norris 1 Apr 1913
James Norris 11 Jun 1914


For info

It looks as if Ericís sibling Thomas died in infancy

NORRIS   Thomas   age O
1913 Croston   Preston

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Re: Sgt Eric Norris from Croston,Lancashire
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 21 October 18 19:38 BST (UK) »
Eric's other sibling James died in Dec Q 1968 Chorley 10c 55.  His probate record gives his address as 43 Town Road, Croston where the family had lived since at least 1922 when Eric was baptised, his date of death was 23 Nov 1968.
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Re: Sgt Eric Norris from Croston,Lancashire
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 21 October 18 19:49 BST (UK) »
Croston has a Facebook page https://en-gb.facebook.com/crostonnews/
It may be worth the OP posting there, someone may know of the family and possible living relatives as they were there for many years and Croston isn't a large place.
Robbins - Wolverhampton.
Spooner - Monmouthshire & Wolverhampton.
Warner & Loundes - Dudley/Smethwick.
Dod(g)son - Heysham/Liverpool/Wolverhampton

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Re: Sgt Eric Norris from Croston,Lancashire
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 21 October 18 20:17 BST (UK) »
Many,Many Thanks for all your information fantastic!!  I am sorry to say that I am not on facebook so if you can post something on facebook that would be great!!!  Maybe worth it to write to a newspaper who covered Croston??

Regards,
Adrian
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Re: Sgt Eric Norris from Croston,Lancashire
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 21 October 18 20:23 BST (UK) »
Hi Adrian, unfortunately I'm not on Facebook either.  Maybe another kind Rootschatter will offer to post.
Robbins - Wolverhampton.
Spooner - Monmouthshire & Wolverhampton.
Warner & Loundes - Dudley/Smethwick.
Dod(g)son - Heysham/Liverpool/Wolverhampton