ERNEST EDWARD NEWTH 1882–1961
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 and buried Radcliffe Cemetery (K197, headstone)
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.
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.
Age 29 living at Green Lane, Hucclecote, Glos., with wife Lucy and daughter Pat, 6. He is employed as a commercial traveller (dairy machinery).
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
Pension Record Card
On 2nd March 1921 he was reassessed at 30% disability, a pension of 12/- for himself with 3/- for his wife. At his annual review in March 1922 this was reduced to 20%, pension 8/- with 2/- for his wife.
Medals Awarded: British War and Victory
Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register
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.