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Norman Sworder

In memory of:

Lieutenant Norman Sworder

April 17, 1918

Military Service




Air Force


Royal Air Force


1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal

Additional Information


January 4, 1887
Stappleford, Essex, England


September 23, 1914
Quebec, Quebec

Son of Harry and Eleanor Sworder of Edmonds, British Columbia. Husband of Emily Murial Sworder of Maidenhead, England. Brother of Gerald, Maud and Lieutenant Malcolm Sworder, Canadian Reserve Cavalry Regiment, who died on 18 March 1918.

Commemorated on Page 509 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

I. J. 23.


Neuville-St Vaast is a village 6.5 kilometres north of Arras, a little east of the road from Bethune to Arras. LA TARGETTE BRITISH CEMETERY lies to the south-west of the village on the north-west side of the road to the village of Maroeuil.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Attestation Paper– At age 14, Norman was a cadet at Thames Nautical Training Ship for Officers H M S Worcester.  His parents and siblings emigrated in 1910 and settled in New Westminster, B. C.  and he arrived later in 1913.   He and his two brothers enlisted in the army at Valcartier. P.Q., in 1914.  At the time of his death Norman was attached to the RFC as was his brother, Malcolm, who was killed one month earlier.  Their brother Gerald survived the war.
  • Cemetery– La Targette British Cemetery (CWGC)

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