|Alternative Address:||Longford, Co. Longford|
|Regiment/Unit:||Connaught Rangers, 2nd/ 1st Battalion/ 4th Battalion|
|Date of Death:||21-01-1916|
|Cause:||Killed in action, Mesopotamia|
|Memorial:||Basra Memorial, Nasiriyah Road, Basrah, Iraq (Roll of Honour available at CWGC HQ, Maidenhead, U.K.)|
Little is known about James Norris's early life. It seems he was born in Longford town, but lived in or near Ballymahon prior to enlisting to serve in the Great War.
Pte Norris enlisted for war service in Oranmore, Co. Galway in October 1914. The early enlistment date suggests he may have been a Reservist.
|Notes:||Possibly the son of Thomas and Bridget Norris of 4 Broderick's Yard, Longford.|