Private John Newton, 15929

Soldier Factfile

Name:  Private John Newton, 15929

Date of Birth:  1896

Address:   Forest Gate, Anstey

Parents Names: 

William (Stone quarryman)

Mary Elizabeth

Occupation before the war:   Stone quarryman

Siblings Names:

James William b 1884  |  Annie Elizabeth B.1886  |  Albert b1889  |

Charlotte b.1891

Date Died:   15.5.1917

Age:  21

Place of Death:   Le Treport

Place of Burial/Memorial:   Iii H 8b, Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport

Cause of death:   Died of wounds


7th Battalion

Leicestershire Regiment


1914 – 15 Star

War Medal

Victory Medal

Any other information (e.g. Service Record/ appearance etc)

  • Enlisted at either Leicester or Coalville on 9th November 1914, when he was 19 years old. Both places appear on 2 sepaterte forms.
  • He was 5’ 4 and a half ins tall and weighed 142lbs.
  • He had brown hair and blue eyes.
  • His effects and medals were sent to Mrs Mary Newton, Forest Gate.
  • His sister’s husband, William Harratt, also died as a result of the war in 1920
  • He left £22 to Mary his mother