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NEWTON REGIS WAR MEMORIAL

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The memorial is to be found inside St Mary's Church, Newton Regis and takes the form of two wooden boards, wall mounted, with the World War 1 board above that for World War 2. Both boards are black with gilt lettering and a gilt pattern around the borders. The memorial was erected in 1928; there is also a memorial lychgate erected the same year, without names, but inscribed 1914-1919 In Memoriam.

THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED
BY THE MOTHERS UNION
IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE
OF THE SONS OF
THIS PARISH WHO
LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES
DURING THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918

BENNETT

Job Hadden

[Incorrect speliing on board job Adden Bennett and Hadden is spelt Haddon on CWGC and SDGW] Private 17829, 14th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 3 September 1916. Born and resident Newton Regis, enlisted Atherstone. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 A 9 B and 10 B.

CHAPMAN

Frederick Victor

probably F V CHAPMAN, Private 02, Somerset Light Infantry attached 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 19 June 1919. No known grave. Commemorated on ARCHANGEL MEMORIAL, Russian Federation.

HEWLETT

Walter Cyril

Private 2645, Worcester Yeomanry (Queen's Own Worcestershire Hussars). Killed in action 23 April 1916. Aged 19. Enlisted Worcester, resident Tamworth. Son of George and Sarah Hewlett, of Newton Regis, Tamworth. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel. Panel 3 and 5.

JACKSON

Arthur

Lance Corporal 7167, 2nd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 10 March 1915. Aged 29. Born and resident Newton Regis, enlisted Lichfield, Staffordshire. Son of Henry Jackson, of Newton Regis, Tamworth; husband of Mary Jackson, of Newton Regis, Tamworth. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 21 and 22.

JACOBS

William

Private 34086, 9th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 14 September 1918. Aged 25. Born Walton-on-Trent, enlisted Atherstone, resident Tamworth. Son of James and Elizabeth Jacobs, of Newton Regis. No known grave. Commemorated on TEHRAN MEMORIAL, Iran. Panel 3, Column 2.

PITCHER

Herbert Amos

Private 15860, 7th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action at Gallipoli 8 August 1915. Born Wellesbourne, enlisted Tamworth. Buried in 7th FIELD AMBULANCE CEMETERY, Turkey. Special Memorial A. 109.

Note: The cemetery was named from the 7th Australian Field Ambulance, which landed on Gallipoli in September 1915, but over 300 of the graves were brought in from earlier cemeteries after the Armistice. These smaller burial grounds were known as Bedford Ridge, West Ham Gully, Waldron's Point, Essex, Aghyl Dere, Eastern Mounted Brigade, Suffolk, Hampshire Lane Nos. 1 and 2, Australia Valley, 116th Essex, 1/8th Hants, Norfolk, Junction, and 1/4th Northants. There are now 640 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in this cemetery. 276 of the burials are unidentified but special memorials commemorate 207 casualties known or believed to be buried among them.

WOOD

Frederick [Samuel]

Private 40159, 7/8th Battalion, Princess Victoria's (Royal irish Fusiliers). Killed in action 20 November 1917. Aged 36. Born Normans Heath, Staffordshire, enlisted Ashbourne, Derbyshire, resident Snelston, Derbyshire. Son of William and Eleanor Wood, of Newton Regis, Tamworth, Staffs; husband of Rose Campion (formerly Wood), of Roston, Ashbourne, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 9.

ALSO FREDRICK HENRY JACKSON
KILLED IN ACTION IN GERMANY
IN THE WAR 1939-1945

JACKSON

Frederick Henry

Corporal 5050072, 5th Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. Killed in action crossing the Rhine 13 April 1945. Aged 24. Son of Fred & Elsie Jackson. Buried in BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY, Soltau, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot 4. Row C. Grave 1B.

There is also a tablet commemorating him which takes the form of a rectangular bronze plaque set into a pillar in the Queen's Head Public House. The inscription is in relief on the plaque and there is a garland edge to the frame with a photograph of Corporal Jackson at the top, centre, of the plaque.

IN MEMORY OF
CORPORAL
FREDERICK HENRY
JACKSON
NO 5050072 5TH BAT.
THE WILTSHIRE REGT.
WHO FELL IN ACTION ON
APRIL 13TH 1945
CROSSING THE RHINE
THIS TABLET WAS PLACED HERE BY
THE (QUEENS HEAD) NEWTON REGIS
VICTORY & WELCOME HOME FUND
"GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN
THAN THIS
THAT HE LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR A FRIEND"

Last updated 30 January, 2010

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