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  • Published by the Nottingham Post 11/11/2014
Person Details
Basford Nottingham
John William Newman was born in 1889 in Basford and was the son of William Newman, a coal miner, and Martha Newman née Twigges. His father William was born in 1856 in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, and his mother Martha Twigges was born in 1865 in Bedworth, Warwickshire. They were married in 1888 at Nottingham. His father William died in 1908 aged 42 yrs; the death was registered in the Basford Registration District. His mother Martha later married to Alfred Haslam. John William married his wife Clara Felmingham in 1908 in Nottingham, and they went on to have three sons; John Samuel b1909, Samuel b1911 and Joseph b1913. In the 1911 census the family is living at 11 Shipstone Terrace, Basford, Nottingham, and are shown as John William 22 yrs, head of the family a dyer's labourer, who is living with his wife Clara 21 yrs and their son John Samuel 2 yrs. Also in the house is his mother Martha Haslam, 48 yrs a finisher (listed as a boarder), Thomas Newman 18 yrs, a boarder, a net mender, and Lizzie Newman 13 yrs, a boarder. The CWGC record has his widow's address as 6 Russell Place, Holland Street, Nottingham.
28 May 1917
562602 - CWGC Website
He enlisted in Nottingham
1/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
John William Newman enlisted at Nottingham. He was a stretcher bearer with 1/7th Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment (Robin Hood Rifles). He was killed by a shell landing in his dugout on 28th May 1917 and is buried in Loos British Cemetery.
Personal inscription on CWGC headstone: 'Thy will be done' In memoriam published 28th May 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “NEWMAN. – In loving memory of my dear husband, John William Newman, late of Sherwood Foresters, killed in action May 28th, 1917. A loving husband and father kind, he was to us in heart and mind; he always strove to do his best, God grant him eternal rest. – From sorrowing wife and children.' “NEWMAN. – In loving memory of Pte. J. W. Newman, killed in action May 28th, 1917. What peaceful hours we have enjoyed, how sweet the memory still; he has left some aching hearts, that we can never fill. – From mother-in-law, and sister-in-law Louie.” Above notices are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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  • Published by the Nottingham Post 11/11/2014
    - Published by the Nottingham Post 11/11/2014