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Norman, Herbert Charles (?–1944)



The death occurred on Friday at his home in Menzies av, Brighton Beach, of Mr Herbert Charles Norman, formerly general manager in Australia of W. T. Henley's Telegraph Works, London. Mr Norman, who was bom in Plumstead, his father having been one of the chiefs of the Woolwich Arsenal, came to Australia many years ago as a representative of Henley's, and after a period of service in Sydney was appointed general manager in Melbourne. On May 15, 1938, Mr Norman was given a reception on his 50th anniversary with the firm, after which he retired. He was widely known in theatrical circles, and his wife, who survives him, was for some years president of the associates of Kingston Heath. Mrs Norman is also a leading charity worker. Their only daughter, Mrs Paul Swanson, is a voluntary worker for the American Red Cross at Townsville. The funeral at Springvale on Saturday was private.

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