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Francis William Newton

Informationen zu Geburt

Geburtsdatum:
11/11/1897
Geburtsort:
Bradford, Yorkshire, England, Vereinigtes Königreich

Allgemeine Informationen

Beruf:
Woollen Mill Worker

Informationen zum Armeedienst

Land:
England, Vereinigtes Königreich
Truppe:
British Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Private
Dienstnummer:
38114
Einheiten:
 —  Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment), 2nd Bn.  (Letzte bekannte Einheit)

Informationen zu Tod

Sterbedatum:
01/09/1917
Sterbeort:
No. 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Bailleul, France
Todesursache:
Verwundet
Alter:
19

Begräbnisplatz

Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension
Grabstelle: I
Reihe: B
Grab: 49

Auszeichnungen und Orden 2

British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

Punkte von Interesse 2

#1 Geburtsort
#2 "Todesort"

Meine Geschichte

Private (Signaller) Francis William Newton was part of the 2nd Bn. Alexandra Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment), also known as the Green Howards. The battalion was part of the 21st Brigade, 30th Division. Francis William worked at a wooden mill, John Smith and Sons, Limited, Fieldhead Mills.
During the Battle of Passchendaele the 30th Division took over the Messines-Wytschaete front from August on. The frontline was at the bottom of the eastern slope of the hill below Oostaverne. On August 30th the battalion relieved the 18th Bn. King’s Liverpool Regiment in the frontline and took over the shell hole positions. The war diary mentions that the situation was quiet on 1 September and that there were the usual working parties and patrols. Private Newton must have been wounded during one of these tasks. In a newspaper article is mentioned that a letter was sent by one of his comrades saying he was struck by shrapnel and died of his wounds at an Australian Casualty Clearing Station. The N°1 Australian C.S.S. was located in Bailleul at that time. He succumbed of his wounds and was buried at Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension in Bailleul (FR.), where he is still remembered today.

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Ancestry
https://www.ancestry.com/
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CWGC
https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/42448/FRANCIS%20WILLIAM%20NEWTON/
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Long Long Trail
https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/
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War Diary
http://www.nmarchive.com/
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War Diary
https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C1338718
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Wylly H. C., The Green Howards in the Great War, 1926, Richmond Yorkshire, pp. 95-96
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