Major Gerald Alfred Norcott

Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Died: 20th February 1916

Age: 56

Gerald Alfred Norcott, son of General Norcott, formerly Lieutenant-Governor of Jersey, was born in 1860. He entered [Victoria] College in 1873, leaving in 1876. He received a commission in the 47th Foot in 1879, and became Lieutenant in The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment in 1881 and Captain in 1887. For six years, he was Adjutant to the 3rd (Town) Battalion of the Royal Jersey Militia. He was very devoted to Jersey and had many friends in the island. He served in the South African War, gaining the Queen’s Medal, and was mentioned in despatches.

He retired in 1906, but volunteered for service on the outbreak of war and was employed as General Staff Officer (Third Grade). He died at Newcastle in February 1916, of pneumonia contracted during censorship duty.

The above text appeared in the Victoria College Book of Remembrance published in 1920.

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