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Private W G Newell


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Private William George NEWELL, L/9093, 2nd  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force, 30th July 1915.

Born Gravesend, Kent, enlisted 2nd October 1908, Gravesend, Kent, age 19, height 5ft 4 inches, weight 113lbs, resided Northfleet, Kent. Formerly cement works labourer.

Formerly Served in East Kent Regiment, Special Reserve. Enlisted 24th January 1908, Woolwich, age 18, height 5ft 3 inches, weight 109lbs.

Son of William George James & Elizabeth (Miinie) Newell, 10 Taunton Road, Northfleet / Swanscombe, Kent; January 1920,  16 Trigon Road, South Lambeth, SW8.

Postings - Home, 2nd October 1908 to 10th December 1909; India, 11th December 1909 to 31st January 1915; Indian Expeditionary Force, 1st February 1915 to 30th July 1915.

28th August 1909, Gravesend, drunk & improperly dressed in New Road at about 11.10pm, when on furlough, 8 days confined to Barracks; 1st August 1911, drunk in Barracks at about 9.40pm, whilst rifle orderly, handing over duties of rifle orderly without permission, fined 2/6, 8 days confined to Barracks; 23rd August 1911, urinating his bed, 10 days confined to Barracks, pay for damage; 18th February 1915, washing clothing in an unauthorised place, 5 days confined to Barracks.

1st to 8th July 1910, sore throat; 2nd to 18th July 1911, sandfly fever; 27th August to 1st September 1911, sandfly fever; 6th to 18th September 1911, diarrhoea;  1st July to 14th October 1913, gonorrhoea.

Died of wounds received in action on 24th July 1915.

Buried at Basra War Cemetery, V. B. 17, Iraq.

See also:

Pte H W Newell

Pte H Newell


London Gazette 24th August 1917.

SOLDIERS' BALANCES UNDISPOSED OF.

In pursuance of "The Regimental Debts Act, 1893," notice is hereby given that there is available for distribution amongst the Next of Kin or others entitled the sum of money set opposite to the name of each of the deceased Soldiers named in the lists which are published with this notice in 1/he London Gazette and the "Army List," and are also to be seen at the Regimental Depots throughout the United Kingdom,

Applications from persons supposing themselves entitled as Next of Kin should be addressed by letter to "The Secretary, War Office, Imperial Institute, South Kensington, London, S. W. 7," and marked outside " Effects."

R. H. BRADE. War Office, Aug. 24, 1917.

List CCCCCVI of the names of deceased Soldiers whose Personal Estate amongst the Next of Kin or others entitled. Effects 1916-1917.

Newell, W. G., Private, Royal West Kent Regt         £3    18s     7d

London Gazette 30th August 1918.

SOLDIERS' BALANCES UNDISPOSED OF.

1st RE-PUBLICATION of List CCCCCVI. of the names of deceased Soldiers whose Personal Estate is held for distribution amongst the Next of Kin or others entitled. Effects 1916-1917.

Newell, W. G., Private, Royal West Kent Regt         £3    18s     7d

London Gazette 29th August 1919.

SOLDIERS' BALANCES UNDISPOSED OF.

2nd RE-PUBLICATION of List CCCCCVI. of the names of deceased Soldiers whose Personal Estate is held for distribution amongst the Next of Kin or others entitled. Effects 1916-1917.

Newell, W. G., Private, Royal West Kent Regt         £3    18s     7d


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