Other names: Arthur
Locations in this story: Wimborne, DorsetFrance & FlandersHouplines Communal Cemetery Extension, FranceVale Farm, Sutton Waldron, DorsetDean End, Woodcutts, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset
Story: Arthur New was born in 1877 in the registration district of Wimborne. He was the son of Esan New, a Traction Engine Driver and Ann New. His siblings included Tom New, born in 1895. The family lived at Vale Farm, Sutton Waldron, Dorset. In 1907 Arthur he married Margaret Ethel Hill and they had four children: 3 girls and a boy. At the time of the 1911 Census he was working as a Traction Engine Driver and living at Dean End, Woodcutts, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset. He enlisted as a Sapper in the Royal Engineers (Service No. 12918). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals. He died on 23rd March 1915 and was buried at Houplines Communal Cemetery Extension in France (grave id. III.C.15). He is remembered on the Sixpenny Handley War Memorial.