Collection NORTON - NORTON, Edward Felix (1884-1954)

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NORTON, Edward Felix (1884-1954)


  • 1940-1941 (Creation)
  • 1914-1919 (Creation)
  • 1909-1912 (Creation)

Level of description



3 files

Scope and content

Copies of photographs relating to his service with the Royal Artillery in India, 1909-1912, and in France and Belgium, 1914-1919; photographs and press cuttings relating to Norton's service as Acting Governor, Hong Kong, 1940-1941.

System of arrangement

3 files

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Name of creator


Biographical history

Born in 1884; joined Royal Artillery, 1902; served in India, [1909-1912]; served in France and Belgium, 1914-1919; Bde Maj, France, 1915; Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, France, 1915-1917; member of Mount Everest expedition, 1922; Bde Maj, Turkey, 1922-1923; leader, Mount Everest expedition, 1924; publication of The fight for Everest, 1924 (E Arnold and Co, London, 1925); General Staff Officer Grade 2, War Office, 1926-1928; Instructor, Staff College, Quetta, 1929-1932; Commander, Royal Artillery, 1 Div, Aldershot, 1932-1934; Brig, General Staff, Aldershot Command, 1934-1938; ADC to King George VI, 1937-1938; Commander, Madras District, India, 1938-1940; Acting Governor, Hong Kong, 1940-1941; commanded Western (Independent) District, India; retired pay, 1942; Col Commandant, Royal Horse Artillery, 1947-1951; died in 1954.

Custodial history

Copies made by the Centre from originals loaned by the family in 1994.

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied from open material for research purposes only.

Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, via the Archives.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

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Decorations: CB, DSO, MC

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Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000.


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