Newell, Edwin George


Name recorded on Highfield War Memorial.
His name was also found in the Highfield School headteachers log listed as an old boy, lost during World War 1. See Highfield School Roll of Honour.

Other Information

Name recorded as both Edwin George and George Edwin.

Birth registered for Edwin George Newell, Oct-Dec 1894, Blandford, Dorset, Vol. 5a, page 216.

In the 1901 census, Edwin G. Newell (b.1895, Blandford, Dorset) was living at 192 Portswood Road with his family. His father, Edwin G. (b.1873, Blandford, Dorset) was a General Labourer (Corporation Worker). His mother, Louisa (b.1874, Blandford, Dorset) and siblings; Daisy M. (b.1898, Charlton, wiltshire) and Lilly R (b.1900, Southampton) were also present. 
The family had a boarder; their nephew Charles Bennett (b.1881, Blandford, Dorset) who was a builders labourer.
Source Citation: Class: RG13; Piece: 1069; Folio: 7; Page: 6.

George Edwin Newell, born Shorton, Blandford, Dorset, died on the 7th August 1917, from wounds received during the 3rd Battle of Ypres. He was a Corporal in the 185th Seige Battery of the Royal Garrison Artillery (service number 38208). He is remembered at the BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY, in Belgium. Grave Reference: IV. A. 33. 
He was awarded the British and Victory medals.

According to enlistment records, his father was also called up in January 1917 to serve with the RCC RE (Railway Construction Company, Royal Engineers). He served as a Pioneer in the 306th Royal Engineers. His papers are very damaged but do show that he was married to Anne L. Newell and she lived at 335 Portswood Road. His service number was 227971 (later WR21174)
In 1919 he appears to have been “rejected” from the services without disability.
He received the British and Victory medals.

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