Jersey's Great War heroes:
Madeleine and Bob Norman
Despatch rider Bob Norman
Bob Norman's job during the war was as a despatch rider in France in the Signals Division of the Royal Engineers. Despatch riders were used to carry messages and reports, which were often secret, between headquarters and fighting soldiers. It was a dangerous job as riders could be blown up by a mine, shot or captured by the enemy.
Mr Norman's family believe he was one of the first motorcycle despatch riders in the war. Injured in 1916, he received treatment at Netley Hospital in Southampton.
On returning to the island he resumed work at the family firm, Norman Ltd. He was married with three sons: Francis, who has died, Bob and Charles.
His sister Madeleine was a Queen Alexandra nurse, but it is not known where she cared for patients during the war.