Edwin Stanley Norman
Life & Career
Norman was promoted to the rank of Gunner on 14 April, 1897.
Norman served as torpedo officer in Medea from November 1902 to November 1904. He spent half a year in command of T.B. 87 before returning to work as a torpedo officer in Europa, Iphigenia and Africa.
Having recently been hospitalised at Plymouth for nephritis, Norman was promoted to the rank of Chief Gunner on 14 April, 1912. A "Capt. Dannreuther" deemed Norman "too weak to stand war duties, but quite capable of performing normal duties. quiet manner."
In 1913, he served in the torpedo boats T.B. 104 and T.B. 076, providing his expertise in torpedoes but not clearly indicated as being in command of either boat. On 12 December 1913, he received a longer appointment to T.B. 107 which carried until he was superseded on 25 October 1914.
Norman was next appointed to the destroyer H.M.S. Murray on 11 November 1914 but was sent to hospital on 18 January with a hernia. Fit again in May, he served as torpedo officer in Birkenhead from 18 May 1915 until being assigned to torpedo duties at Milford Base on 18 February 1917.
Norman was specially promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 22 June, 1918.
Norman was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 22 June, 1926.
|Captain of H.M. T.B. 87
3 Jan, 1905 – Jul, 1905
George A. Jennings