The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private H W Newell


Private Henry Walter  NEWELL, L/10370, 1st  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds (multiple shrapnel), 1 Australian Hospital, Etaples, Flanders France, 30th October 1917, age 24.

Born Gravesend, Kent, son of Mrs. Newell, of 16, Trigon Road, Clapham, London.

Formerly served in 3rd Battalion, Special Reserve, Royal West Kent Regiment. Enlisted 15th December 1913 to 17th May 1914, Gravesend, Kent.

Enlisted 18th May 1914, Gravesend, Kent, age 20, height 5ft 4 inches, weight 115lbs.  Resided Northfleet, Kent. Formerly bargeman mate for The Associated Portland Cement Manufacturers (1900) Limited.

Home, 18th May 1914 to 7th November 1914; BEF, 8th November 1914 to 30th October 1917.

4th May 1915, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal; 29th June 1915, appointed paid Lance Corporal; 13th November 1915, ceased to draw pay and appointment; 23rd February 1916, appointed paid Lance Corporal; 21st September 1917, reverted at own request.

Buried at Etaples Military Cemetery, XXX. H. 19, France.

See also:

Pte W G Newell

Pte H Newell

London Gazette 1st January 1916.

The following despatch has been received by the Secretary of State for War from the Field-Marshal Commanding-in-Chief the British Army in France: —

General Headquarters, 30th November, 1915.

In accordance with the last paragraph of my Despatch of the 15th October, 1915, I have the honour to bring to notice the names of those whom I recommend for gallant and distinguished service in the field.

I have the honour to be, Your obedient servant,


Field-Marshal, Commanding-in-Chief, The British Army in France.

Royal West Kent Regiment - Newell, No. 10370 Private H,

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