The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Sergeant L Newman


Sergeant Lewis NEWMAN, G/2216,  7th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders, France, 27th September 1916.

Born Wateringbury, Maidstone, Kent, 8th September 1914, enlisted Tonbridge,  Kent, age 30, height 5ft 7 inches.

Son of William  Edward & Phillis Newman, 22 Kent Street, Mereworth, Maidstone, Kent.

Postings - Home, 8th September 1914 to 25th July 1915; BEF, 26th July 1915 to 27th September 1916.

10th December 1914, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal; 8th March 1915, appointed paid Lance Corporal; 10th June 1915, promoted Corporal; 30th September 1915. promoted Sergeant.

Commemorated at  Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 11 C, Somme France, and at  St. Lawrence Church, Mereworth, Kent.

Information provided by Tony Grant of the  Snodland Historical Society

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