WILLIAM GEORGE NEWTON

 

 

Born: 9th June 1886, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.

Baptised: 24th July 1886, at Great Yarmouth.

Died: 5th June 1917; age 30; died of General Paralysis – over one year, at the Ipswich Borough Asylum.

William’s mother, Ellen Louisa Rattle, of 16, Wykes Street, Ipswich, registered the death.

Residence: 16, Wykes Bishop Street, Ipswich.

Occupation: Carpenter.

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

 

SERVICE:

Ganges – Boy 2nd Class – 11th January 1902

Ganges – Signal Boy 1st Class – 20th November 1902 – 14th April 1905

Pembroke – Signal Boy 1st Class – 15th April 1903 – 27th October 1903

Tartar – Signal Boy 1st Class – 28th October 1903

Tartar – Signalman – 8th June 1904 – 23rd December 1904

Pembroke I – Signalman – 24th December 1904 – 26th July 1905

Sapphire I – Signalman – 27th July 1905 – 28th February 1906

Pembroke I – Signalman – 1st March 1906 – 4th May 1906

Ramillies – Signalman – 5th May 1906 – 18th May 1906

Resolution – Signalman – 19th May 1906

Resolution – Signalman – 7th June 1906 – 2nd November 1906

Leander – Signalman – 3rd November 1906 – 9th February 1907

Sapphire – Signalman – 10th February 1907 – 30th April 1907

Blenheim – Signalman – 1st May 1907

Blenheim – Signalman – 19th January 1909 – 26th April 1909

Actaeon – Signalman – 27th April 1909

Actaeon – Leading Signalman – 28th May 1910 – 5th October 1910

Pembroke I – Leading Signalman – 6th October 1910 – 10th October 1910

Inflexible – Leading Signalman – 11th October 1910 – 4th November 1912

Pembroke I – Leading Signalman -5th November 1912 – 21st February 1913

Blenheim – Leading Signalman – 22nd February 1913 – 23rd October 1913

Pembroke I – Leading Signalman – 24th October 1913 – 30th October 1913

Blanche – Leading Signalman – 31st October 1913 – 22nd May 1915

Pembroke I – Leading Signalman – 23rd May 1915 – 25th August 1915

Dominion – Leading Signalman – 26th August 1915 – 5th October 1915

Pembroke – Leading Signalman – 6th October 1915 – 27th October 1915.

 

Invalided out – 27th October 1915 – Tabes Dorsalis.

 

Rank: Signaller; Service Number: 218972.

Regiment: Royal Navy – H.M.S. ‘Dominion.’

 

CENSUS

 

1891   41, Wykes Bishops Street, Ipswich.

 

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

Charles Newton, 32, a Ship Smith, 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 in November 1898, at Wykes Bishop Street, Ipswich.

 

William is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Clement’s Church, Ipswich.

H.M.S. INFLEXIBLE

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