Other names: William George
Locations in this story: Broughton, HampshireWest Tytherley, HampshireShaftesbury, DorsetMespotamia
Story: William George Newton was born in Broughton, Hampshire, in 1895 the son of George Newton and Mary Jane Newton (nee Jewell). He lived some of his early life in West Tytherley, Hampshire, and sometime after 1906, at 'Clonmell', Victoria Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, when his family moved there for business reasons. He had enlisted as a Territorial with the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service Nos. 1670 & 200033). He rose progressively through the ranks until he was shown on his medal record as an Acting Warrant Officer Class 2. Following the end of the conflict he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the Territorial Force Medal. He remained in the army and died in Mesopotamia whilst serving as a Sergeant Major with the Arab & Kurdish Levies on 15 Aug 1921. His brother, Daniel Henry Newton, also served as a Flight Sergeant with the RFC (RAF) during the war and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal.