Park Walk War Memorial 4

William George Newton

Surname: Newton
Other names: William George
Other people in this story:
George Newton
Mary Jane Newton nee Jewell
Locations in this story:
Bossingham, Hampshire
France & Flanders
Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, Somme, France
Clonmell, Victoria Street, Shaftesbury

Story:
William George Newton was born in 1895 in Bossingham, Hampshire. He was the son of George Newton, a feeding cake agent, and Mary Jane Newton (nee Jewell). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a butcher's assistant and living at Clonmell, Victoria Street, Shaftesbury. He then moved to London and he enlisted at Hammersmith as a Private in the 7th (City of London) Battalion of the London Regiment (Service No. 355109). He served in France and Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 8th August 1918 and was finally buried at Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, Somme, France (grave id. VIII.J.11). The cemetery was created after the Armistice and bodies were transferred from many battlefield sites for final burial. He is remembered on the Park Walk War Memorial and on the Holy Trinity Memorial, now in St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury

Images:
  • Names on Park Walk War Memorial 2
  • Park Walk War Memorial 1
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 3
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 2
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 1

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives