Born: 29th March 1886, Ipswich.

Died: 1st January 1915; age 30; KiA with submarine in English Channel.

Rank: Able Seaman; Service Number: 215509

Royal Navy, H.M.S. ‘Formidable’.


Memorial Reference:


Chatham Naval Memorial,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Charles Munro Newson & Louisa Newson, 16, Bond Street, Ipswich.




1891   27, East Street, Ipswich.


William was 7 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Charles Munro Newson, 30, a Boot assistant, born Ipswich.

Louisa Newson (nee Sheppard), 33, born Harwich, Essex.

Henry C Newson, 5, born Ipswich.

Maud Rebecca Newson, 3, born Ipswich.


1901   16, Bond Street, Ipswich.


William was 17, a Coach Painter. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Charles, 40, a Labourer.

Louisa, 43.

Maud, 13.

Joseph Edward Newson, 8, born Ipswich.

Daisy Florence Newson, 5, born Ipswich.


1911   Devonport.


William was 25 years old, an Able Seaman on board H.M.S. Caesar, a 1st Class Battleship – Home Fleet, 3rd Division.


H.M.S. ‘Formidable’


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