Norman Harold Mayor England

Biography of Norman Harold Mayor

Norman Harold Mayor
Norman Harold Mayor

Norman Harold Mayor was born on the 27th February 1923, at Portsmouth. His first school, where he held first place, was the Fyndhurst Primary school there, and he came to Hillhead High School in 1933, gaining the Higher Leaving Certificate in 1938.

In 1939 he was awarded the Edward E Macdonald Medal for Dux in English, and in the same year sat the Civil Service Clerical Examination in which, from candidates numbering almost two thousand, he obtained the fourteenth place.

He accepted the post of clerical officer in the Customs and Excise Service, but a year later resigned to prepare for the Baptist Ministry, and from 1940 to 1942 studied Arts at Glasgow University.

While at the University he joined the Royal Air Force Training Unit and eventually became a Sergeant Navigator in Beaufighter aircraft.

At the end of December 1943, he was posted to Africa, and finally joined the 108th Squadron at a base near Alexandria, where he was promoted to Flight-Sergeant. On the night of the 13th-14th September 1944, he took part in a Protruder Patrol over the island of Rhodes, from which he never returned.

Norman Harold Mayor had no great interest in sport, but his great interest in the happiness and well-being of others led him to the Boy Scout Movement, and prior to going on active service he was the keen and efficient Scoutmaster of the Landsdowne Church Troop.


Norman Harold Mayor
Born 27 February 1923, Portsmouth, England.
Died 14 September 1944.
GU Degree: Arts, 1940-42;
University Link: Student
Father's Details: Bertram Harold Mayor; Admirality overseer
War Service: Flight-Sergeant Navigator, Royal Air Force
Grave / Memorial: Alamein Memorial, Egypt
View Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
Record last updated: 27th Feb 2009

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