Newman, J J
JOHN JEFFREY NEWMAN
Remembered with honour Tyne Cot Memorial: Panel 154 to 159 and 162A.
He attested 20 November 1915 in Watford, and was mobilised 2 June 1916: a linotype operator aged 32, 5’8½” tall, C of E. He was formerly Private 29777 Bedfordshire Regiment and transferred to the Machine Gun Corps 1 September 1916. He was in the Military Hospital, Grantham, Lincs, from 19 September to 21 October 1916 suffering from scabies, then embarked from Folkestone 3 December 1916. He was admitted to 58 Casualty Clearing Station 7 June 1917 suffering multiple gun shot wounds. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action.
There is an article about John in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 10 November 1917.
Son of Mary Ann (nee RUMBLE) and the late Thomas NEWMAN; husband of Edith Emily (nee DAY) NEWMAN.
His parents married 1879 in the Reading, Berks, district. Thomas died 1915 aged 71; Mary died 1928 aged 84; both in Bishop’s Stortford, Herts.
John was born 1884 in Bishop’s Stortford, and married 1908 in the Dartford, Kent, district; they had four children. Edith probably never remarried and died 1028 in the Basingstoke, Hants, district aged 39.
On the 1891 Census, a scholar aged 7 he lived in Bishop’s Stortford, with his parents and no siblings. On the 1901 Census, a printer’s apprentice aged 17, he still lived in Bishop’s Stortford, with his parents and no siblings. On the 1911 Census, a linotype operator at printing works aged 27, he lived in Watford, with his wife and one child.
Date of death08/10/1917
Age at death33
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)