29th April 1922 – 17th April 1945

Norman Greville was born to his parents, Lawson and Sarah Ann (her preferred name) on Saturday, 29th April 1922 and was baptised on 21st May 1922. At that time they were living at The Bulls Head Inn, Bull Street, Brierley Hill. The Bulls Head Inn closed in 2015 and is unlikely to re-open.

Lawson and Annie’s Wedding Day
The Bulls Head Inn

I don’t know much about Norman’s early life but he enlisted in the RAF on 20th December 1940 to be trained as a pilot. He was described on his record as being 5’9″ high, with fair hair and blue eyes and apparently had a scar over his left eyebrow. Prior to joining up, he gave his occupation as a ‘Tailoring Salesman’.

Norman Butler