WW1 Alumni

Norfolk, RE

Reginald Edwin Norfolk

Private, Royal Field Artillery

Age 16, Class Tech. B: 'Modest boy; fairly good ability. Has worked hard.'

Reginald Edwin Norfolk was 19 when he joined the war effort in November 1914. He was a student at Alleyn’s until 1911 and later found work was a clerk after leaving school. Reginald lived at 12 Eastdown Park, Lewisham with his stepfather and mother, George and Isabella, his sister, Maude, and his two stepbrothers, James and Ernest. When war broke out in August 1914, Reginald decided to join the Army and after being found fit for service was assigned to the Royal Field Artillery. After receiving his initial military training, Reginald embarked for the Western Front where he served with the RFA in France until the end of the conflict. After the end of the war, Reginald returned home to England and was awarded the 1914-15 Star and the British War and Victory Medal for his service.