Born: 8th June 1886, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.

Died: 1917; age 30; Died – Ipswich.

Enlistment Details: Location: Chatham; Occupation: Carpenter. Signed up for 12 years – 8th June 1904. Height: 5ft 3 ins, sallow complexion, grey eyes & dark brown hair. Tattoo – heart on left forearm. Scar on left thumb.

Invalided out – 27th October 1915 – Illness.




1891   41, Wykes Bishops Street, Ipswich.


William was 4 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Charles Newton, 32, a Shipsmith, born Ipswich.

Ellen Louisa Newton (nee Julier), 33, born Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.

Alice Ethel Newton, 8, born Great Yarmouth.

Edward Charles Newton, 6, born Great Yarmouth.

Ellen Ann Newton, 2, born Ipswich.


1901   28, Wykes Bishops Street, Ipswich.


William was 14 years old, a Machinist – Stay Factory. He was living with his widowed mother & siblings.

Ellen, 43, a Charwoman.

Edward, 16, an Apprentice Shipwright.

Ellen, 12.

Charles Edward Newton, 9, born Ipswich.

Arthur Albert Newton, 8, born Ipswich.

Minnie Laura Newton, 3, born Ipswich.                         

1911   off Howth Head, Dublin, Ireland.


William was 24 years old, a Leading Signalman, on board H.M.S. ‘Inflexible’ a First Class Armoured Cruiser.


William’s father, Charles Newton died 1898, Ipswich.

William is also remembered on St. Clement’s Church WW1 War Memorial.


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