Lieutenant temporary Captain, 4th Battalion (Extra Reserve)[L.G.
17 July 1915, p. 7048], The Prince of Wales's Own (West
Yorkshire Regiment) attached to 1st Battalion, Loyal North
Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action at Loos 25 September
1915. Aged 30. Son of Olinthus and Mary (nee Bodman) Newman,
of Lathom House, Weston Park, Bath. In the 1891 census
he was aged 5, born Twerton, Somerset, son of Olinthus
and Mary Newman, resident Argyle Terrace, Twerton, Bath,
Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 15, born Twerton,
Somerset, son of Olinthus and Mary Newman, resident 33,
Combe Park, Weston, Bath, Somerset. In the 1911 census
he was aged 25, born Bath, Somerset, an Electrical Engineer
boarding at 13, Meyrick Road, Stafford, Staffordshire.
He was a member of Bath Old Edwardians, mentioned as having
died in 1915 in their Annual Report [Bath Chronicle and
Weekly Gazette - Saturday 16 October 1915, page 8]. He
was a member of the Old Merchant Venturer's Club (College)
and it was reported at their annual general meeting that
he had died [Clifton Society - Thursday 2 March 1916,
page 13]. Buried in DUD CORNER CEMETERY, LOOS, Pas de
Calais, France. Plot III. Row F. Grave 16.
from Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Saturday
25 September 1915, page 5:
V. W. NEWMAN.
V. W. Newman, eldest son of Mr. Councillor O. Newman,
has been gazetted Captain in the 4th West Yorks. Captain
Newman, who has been spending a few days at home on leave,
left to rejoin his regiment on Saturday morning.
from Birmingham Daily Post - Saturday 18 September
1915, page 6:
N. Lan. R.—Sec. Lieut. V. W. Newman, Special Res.,
Prince of Wales’s Own (W. York. R.), to temporary
captain (Aug 17).
from Western Daily Press - Tuesday 5 October
1915, page 5:
M.V.T.C. STUDENT KILLED.
V. W. Newman, whose name appeared in the list of officers
killed in the recent battles in France, was former student
of the Engineering Department of the Merchant Venturers'
Technical College. He took the degree of B.Sc. in Engineering
of the University of London in 1908, and was subsequently
employed by Messrs Mather and Platt, of Salford. He was
an Associate of the Merchant Venturers' Technical College
in Electrical Engineering.
from England & Wales Government Probate Death
Vernon William of Winfield Combe Park Bath
2nd lieutenant 4th battalion West Yorkshire regiment was
killed in action 25 September 1915 in France or Belgium
Probate London 4 December to Alfred James
Margetson professor and Christopher Baldwin Newman factor.
Effects £759 2s. 8d.