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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Bailleul Communal Cemetery, Nord. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
Person Details
Retford
James was born in 1895 in Retford and was the son of Thomas a porter at goods warehouse on canal wharf and Ellen Newstead. Thomas and Ellen had a very large family of 11 children however one died before the 1911 census. In the 1901 census the family are living at Trent Street, Retford, James is 6 years of age and living with him are his siblings Charlotte - George - William - Rose and Frances. by the 1911 census the family are living at Canal Cottages, Retford, James is 16 years of age and a coal porter living at the address with his sister Frances may.
08 Jul 1916
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Lance Corporal
12th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
James enlisted in Retford and served with the 12th battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby ) Regiment. He first entered a theatre of war in France on 29th August 1915 (medal card index ) he died of wounds on 8th July 1916 and he is buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension , Nord, France grave reference II E 64
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Bailleul Communal Cemetery, Nord. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    James Edward Newstead - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Bailleul Communal Cemetery, Nord. Courtesy of Murray Biddle