Altrincham WW1 

Thomas Henry Newman

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:02nd Bn
Name of Rgt or Ship:Grenadier Guards
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:Belgium
Cemetery or Memorial:Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the March quarter 1887, the birth being registered in the
Wolstanton R.D. - ref: 6b/117, the eldest son of Henry & Annie Newman (nee

1891 Census - Attwood Street, Wolstanton, Staffordshie.   Son - aged: 4 -
born: Kidsgrove, Staffordshire.   Head of household - Henry Newman -
Married - aged: 39 - occ: Forgeman - born: Brierly Hill, Staffordshire.   
Also - Annie Newman - Wife - aged: 37 - born: Hanley, Staffordshire.   Plus
4 sisters.

1901 Census - 20 Heathcote Street, Kidsgrove.   Son - aged: 14 - occ:
General Labourer on Pit Bank - born: Kidsgrove.   Head of household - Henry
Newman - Married - aged: 49 - occ: Stationery Engine Worker - born: Brierly
Hill, Worcestershire.    Also - Annie Newman - Wife - aged: 46 - born:
Hanley, Staffordshire.   Plus 4 sisters and 1 brother.

1911 Census - No Trace.  His widower father and 5 siblings are residing at
9 Heathcote Street, Kidsgrove.  His father's occupation is now a Beer

Appointed to the Constabulary on the 15th June 1912.

The 2nd Bn served with the 20th Brigade, 7th Division.   Travelled to
Southampton on the 4th October 1914 and embarked the S.S. Armenium and S.S.
Turcoman.  They landed at Zeebrugge on the 7th.and entrained for Brugge,
where they marched to billets at St. Andre.   The Bn was involved in a
number of actions during October.   On the 1st November they were in a wood
south of Herenthage.  They moved into the front line at Klein, Zillebeke on
the 2nd.   They were relived on the 5th and moved to Locre.  Marched to
Meteran on the 6th, via Bailleul.  They lost 25 men on the 7th and 26 on
the 10th, one of whom was Thomas.

Death reported in the 27/11/1914 edition of the Altrincham Guardian. 
Constable Cope, formerly of Hale, but now serving at the front with the
Grenadier Guards, writes to Altrincham to say that Constable Thomas Newman
of Altrincham had been Kia.   He explains that Lce Cpl Newman was very
brave, as it was a living hell for them under constant German shelling.  He
said that they had sustained heavy losses, but had maintained their

Listed in the Guardian Year Book - Roll of Honour for 1916, which states
that he was a Corporal.

Commemorated on the Cheshire Constabulary War Memorial and in their
Memorial Book.

Memorials found on:
Cheshire Police
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