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William NEWELL

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Surname: NEWELL

Forename(s): William

Place of Birth: Cape Town, South Africa

Service No: 25121

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 2/7th Battalion

Division: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division

Age: 20

Date of Death: 1918-04-11

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: XXXIII. G. 13.

CWGC Cemetery: ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

Additional Information:

William Newell was the son of John and Florence Newell (née - ) and the adopted son of James and Lily Snowden, née Newell. William's father was born at Horton, Bradford, Yorkshire and was the son of William and Susan Newell, née Dean. He died at Victoria, Rhodesia, 14 March 1908.

The British Army Service Record for William Newell exists but may be incomplete.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte William Newell, 25121, 2/6th W. Rid. R.; 1/7th W. Rid. R. D. of W. 11.4.18.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte William Newell, 25121, 2/7th Bn W. Riding. Date and Place of Death: 11.4.18 France. To whom Authorised: Executors of Will - James Showden [sic]; Joseph H. Heah [sic]. Amount Authorised: £8 13s. 0d.

William is commemorated in the 'City of Bradford Great War 1914-1918 Roll of Honour'.

Data Source: Memorial Inscription on Family Gravestone

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---

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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division

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Surname: NEWELL

Forename(s): William

Born: Cape Town, South Africa

Residence: Heaton, Yorks

Enlisted: Bradford, Yorks

Number: 25121

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion: 2/7th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 11/04/18

Died How: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

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Surname: NEWELL

Forename(s): William

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 25121

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Unit: 2nd/7th Bn.

Age: 20

Awards:

Died Date: 11/04/1918

Additional Information: Son of the late John and Florence Newell, of Bradford, Yorks. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: MAY HIS REWARD BE AS GREAT AS HIS SACRIFICE)

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England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

1919

NEWELL William of 29 Leyland-crescent Heaton Bradford a private H.M. Army died 11 April 1918 at the Military Hospital Etaples France Probate London 14 November to James Snowden insurance broker and Joseph Hammond Heap solicitor. Effects £431 13s.

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St James's Churchyard, Silsden

St James's Churchyard, Silsden

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