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Vernon William

Second 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.

Extract from Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Saturday 25 September 1915, page 5:

CAPTAIN V. W. NEWMAN.

Lieut. 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.

Extract from Birmingham Daily Post - Saturday 18 September 1915, page 6:

L. N. Lan. R.—Sec. Lieut. V. W. Newman, Special Res., Prince of Wales’s Own (W. York. R.), to temporary captain (Aug 17).

Extract from Western Daily Press - Tuesday 5 October 1915, page 5:

OLD M.V.T.C. STUDENT KILLED.

Captain 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.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1915:

NEWMAN 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.

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