Memorial: M6350

Plaque in St Andrew’s Church, Charmouth, commemorating Hugh Norris d. 1916 during the Battle of Jutland

Location

St Andrew's Church, Charmouth, Dorset, England

Transcript

'IN LOVING MEMORY OF / HUGH LEIGH NORRIS / FLEET SURGEON R.N. H.M.S. INDEFATIGABLE. / SON OF THE LATE DR. HENRY EDMONDS NORRIS / OF CHARMOUTH. / WHO LOST HIS LIFE IN THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND / MAY 31ST 1916. / ERECTED BY HIS WIFE.'

Details

Description: Engraved and infilled in black, a naval crown above the inscription. The brass plate is fixed to a wooden mount.
Type: Plaque
Position: North wall of nave
Materials: Brass
Vessel: HMS Indefatigable

Event

Battle of Jutland

Event Date

1916

Event Category

1914-1918 First World War

People

Norris, Hugh Leigh
Age:
Date of Death: 31/5/1916
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Fleet Surgeon RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: HMS 'Indefatigable' was the first of three British battlecruisers to blow up at Jutland. There were two survivors of her crew and civilians aboard. 1,017 died.