Other names: Ernest William
Locations in this story: Sutton Waldron, Nr. Shaftesbury, DorsetWest Orchard, Shaftesbury, DorsetFrance & FlandersThorpe, Norwich, NorfolkMaperton, Wincanton, SomersetYeovil, Somerset
Story: Ernest William Newman was born in Sutton Waldron, Nr. Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 28 Apr 1899 and baptised at the Parish Church on 28 May 1899 the son of Henry Newman and Mary Elizabeth Newman (nee Burden). He lived with his family either at Sutton Waldron of later at East Orchard, Shaftesbury. He enlisted on 29 Apr 1917 but was not embodied until 24 May 1918 and joined the 3rd Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 40979). He left for France on 12 Sep 1918 and was posted to the 6th Battalion. He received a gun shot wound to the shoulder on 10 Oct 1918 and by 15 Oct 1918 had been repatriated to the Norfolk War Hospital, Thorpe, Norwich, from where he was discharged back to duty after recovery on 3 Dec 1918. He was demobilized on 23 Jan 1919 and gave his address as 19 West Orchard, Shaftesbury. He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He married Phyllis May Jackson in 1933 and they went on to have two children. By 1939 he was living at Clapton, Maperton, Wincanton, Somerset, working as a Farm Carter. He died in the Yeovil Registration District in 1982.