John A. Norton was born 4 December 1894, Big Laurel, Madison County, North Carolina to James Norton and Edith Margaret Shelton and cousin of Sylvester Norton. He was killed in action 29 September 1918 at Bellicourt, Departement de l’Aisne, Picardie, France and is buried at the Somme American Cemetery, Bony, France, D, 6. 12


  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 4 December 1894
  • Date of death: 29 September 1918
  • County: Greene
  • Hometown: Chuckey
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War I
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Somme American Cemetery, Bony, France
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar V, Bottom Panel
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