Lieutenant NORMAN AAGE CHRISTOPHERSON (photo added)

Serviceman Headstone image Serviceman grave marker Serviceman thumbnail
Rank Lieutenant
Forenames NORMAN AAGE
Surname CHRISTOPHERSON (photo added)
Initials N A
Place of Birth VESTFOSSEN, BUSKERUD, NORWAY
Date of Birth Friday, 11 April 1919
Date of Death Thursday, 10 August 1944
Age 25
Nationality Canadian
Residence or Entered Service From TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA
Service Number unknown
Force Canadian Army
Service/Corps/Regiment Algonquin Regiment, Canadian Infantry Corps
Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron Unknown
Military Honours and Awards
Place of Burial/Commemoration BRETTEVILLE-SUR-LAIZE CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY
Roll of honour
Grave/Memorial Location VII. C. 6.
Previous Place(s) of Burial Unknown
Epitaph NO EPITAPH
Family Details SON OF PETER R. AND HILDA CHRISTOPHERSON, OF TORONTO, ONTARIO.

Additional Information

 

 

NORMAN AAGE CHRISTOPHERSON was a close friend of Marshall B. Romaniuk, both men attended the University of Toronto in the early 1940s.

 

 

NORMAN AAGE CHRISTOPHERSON,
University of Toronto yearbook, 1941.1

 

 

Entry for NORMAN AAGE CHRISTOPHERSON,
Victoria College, University of Toronto yearbook, 1941.2

 

 

Entry for Marshall B. Romanuik,
University College, University of Toronto yearbook, 1941.3

 

 

War Memorial cenotaph at R. .H. McGregor Public School,
Coxwell Avenue, East York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
NORMAN AAGE CHRISTOPHERSONs name is carved upon the memorial.

 

 

 

References
1. Photograph kindly provided by Debra Romanick Baldwin.
2.
Entry from University of Toronto yearbook, 1941. kindly provided by Debra Romanick Baldwin.
3. Entry from University of Toronto yearbook, 1941. kindly provided by Debra Romanick Baldwin.
4. Photograph and information from Canadian Virtual War Memorial.
5. Copy of original document available from the Veterans Affairs Canada, Canadian Virtual War Memorial Book of Remembrance p.273.

 

Acknowledgements and Credits
Source of original data: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Headstone photograph: Carl Shilleto
Cross marker photograph:  
Individual photograph: University of Toronto 'Torontonensis' Yearbook 1941, via Debra Romanick Baldwin.
Additional photographs provided by:  
Additional information provided by: Debra Romanick Baldwin. Virginia Adamson and Ms. Rondi Adamson, nieces of Lieutenant NORMAN AAGE CHRISTOPHERSON. Veterans Affairs Canada, Canadian Virtual War Memorial.

 

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What other people have said

Le Havre FRANCE

Nathalie Varniere

Thank you for your sacrifice, Sir.

On Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Dallas, TX, USA

Debra Romanick Baldwin

My father, Marshall B. Romaniuk, said that he had only two real friends in his life--two true friends--and that both of them were killed in the war. One of them was Norm Christopherson, whom he spoke of as one of the best men he'd ever met. A returned letter to Norm was among my father's belongings. So I was surprised the other day when I discovered the University of Toronto Yearbook, the "Torontonensis," online, and, in the year my father graduated (1941), a picture of Norm--finally putting a face to the name I'd heard with such respect. The accompanying caption describes him as follows: "Norman A. Christoperson. Law. Came from East York Collegiate Institute [in Toronto]. Was a member of Law Club I-IV; Moot Court I-IV; Associate Editor of 'Court Crier'; 'Acta Victoriana' Staff; Bencher of Lafleur’s Inn IV. Likes skiing and skating. Has worked as a clerk and stock-keeper. Won scholarships in 1937 and 1940." Thank you for the chance to remember him on this site.

On Tuesday, March 18, 2014