Newberry, J H
JOHN HENRY NEWBERRY
Remembered with honour Tehran Memorial: Panel 1, Column 2.
He enlisted in Hereford [Hertford?]; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and died in Mesopotamia. Unfortunately, John’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about and a Death announcement for John in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 14 September 1918; plus an In Memoriam in the issue dated 30 August 1919.
Son of Matthew and Jane (nee SHIRLEY) NEWBERRY of Croxley Green, Herts.
His parents married 29 March 1891 at St Bartholomew’s, Whittington, Derbys. Jane died 1927 in the Watford district aged 60; Matthew died 1 February 1937 in Croxley Green aged 65.
John was born 4 October 1897 in Manchester, and baptised 25 June 1899 at St Mary’s, Hulme, Lancs. He was a choirboy at St Mary’s, Rickmansworth, Herts.
On the 1901 Census, aged 3 he lived in South Manchester, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1911 Census, a newsboy aged 13, he lived in Rickmansworth, with his parents and seven siblings.
Date of death25*/08/1918
Age at death21
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)