Project Description

ERNEST EDWARD NEWTH 1882–1961

Rifle

Born 7th February 1882, Dursley, Glos.

Marriage 1: 28th December 1903 to Lucy Martha Dauncey, Chipping Sodbury Dist., Glos. Daughter Louie Patricia born 28th June 1904 in Gloucestershire.

Marriage 2: Apr-Jun 1948 to Rebecca Pepper, Bingham District.

Died 13th January 1961, age 78

1891 Census

Age 9 living in Long Street, Dursley, Glos., with father Herbert, cabinet maker, mother Sarah, brothers Herbert A. 18, William 7, Frederick 3 and sisters Louisa W. 16 and Mabel 13.

1901 Census

Age 19 living in Long Street, Dursley, Glos., with parents Herbert, cabinet maker, mother Sarah, brothers William 17 and Frederick 13. He is employed as a brewer’s agent.

1911 Census

Age 29 living at Green Lane, Hucclecote, Glos., with wife Lucy and daughter Pat, 6. He is employed as a commercial traveller (dairy machinery).

Military Service

Rank: Rifleman, formerly Private

Service Number: B200962, formerly 232058, previously 644110

Military Unit: 9th Battalion, Rifle Brigade

Theatre of War: France and Flanders, date of entry 30.5.1917

Attestation 20.10.16, Grove Park, age 34

Occupation: commercial traveller.

Living at Claremont, Radcliffe on Trent at time of attestation.

Next of kin: Lucy Newth.

16.10.16: Called up for service

9.1.17: Transferred to 18th Training Reserve Battalion, ASC Mechanical Transport

30.5.17: Transferred to British Expeditionary Force Base Depot, France.

18.6.17: Transferred to Rifle Brigade, Rifleman, 9th Battalion, Rifle Brigade

10.7.17-11.7.17: Disordered action of the heart (DAH). Entrained Doullens, detrained Rouen

At that date serving with 9th Service Bn, B Company

18.10.17: Discharged due to VDH Aortix and Mitral, (Vascular Degeneration of Heart). Weekly pension 27s 6d for 4 wks then 13s 8d, to be reviewed in 52 wks.

Address at date of discharge Claremont, Radcliffe on Trent

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

No reference

From the 1939 Register

Address: Rockley Avenue, Radcliffe on Trent

Occupation: travelling representative, dairy machinery

Household: living with wife Lucy.

Reasons for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

He lived in Radcliffe on Trent during and after the war. He is buried in Radcliffe cemetery.