William Henry Victor Newman.

. Feb 1916 he was Gazetted 2/l/t 3.1 Battalion H.C.B., He was from Cambridge. He was badly wounded at the landing of British troops at Sulva Bay. Ref 561- Including a copy of his service record, indicates the following information. He lived at 6 Park Road, Lenton ,Nottingham, and formally at 73 Derby Road, Nottingham. He was a clerk who was married to Edna. He was vaccinated in Aug 1914 ; Feb 1915 and on 23rd June 1918. He attended Courses B7 and PD at Aldershot in June to August 1916. He was on recruiting duties at kettering between Feb 1917 to April 1918. He held a substantive rank and was gazetted 2nd lieut. 4/1/1916 and Lieut. on 4/7/1917, the entry in his pay book was by a commanding officer in the Cambs and Suffolk Battalion the Suffolk Regiment. His service History is detailed :---- 1)= 1/5th The Welch regiment (August 1914 to June 1915) (serving abroad June 1915 to December 1915) (wounded July 30th 1915). 2)= Huntingdonshire Cycle Battalion (3rd January 1916 to June 1916). 3)= West Lancs. Divisional Cyclists (June 1916 to Feb. 1917). 4) = Attached Cambs. and Suffolk Battalion - Suffolk Regiment (21st April 1918 to 21st September 1918). 5)= Attached Cambs. and Suffolk Battalion - Cambs. Regiment (served overseas 25th Sept. 1918 to 14 October 1918) (wounded 11th ? 1918). 6)= Hospital 14th October 1918. 7)= Discharged Hospital 20/21st October 1918. 8)= Discharged Army 9th November 1918. He was gazetted 2L/t to a Divisional Cycle Battalion.

He held the HCB no. of 2275 - and served in the 3/1st Battalion. He was born 23 May 1887

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