NEWMAN, Maurice George

No.18619, Lance Corporal, Maurice George NEWMAN
Aged 32

Depot Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
Died of his Wounds on Saturday, 26th November 1916

Maurice George Newman was born in Edwardstone, Suffolk (Cosford Q2-1884 4A:641), son of John and Margaret Jane NEWMAN (née PEARN).

1891 census...Aged 6, he was at Priory Green, Edwardstone with his widowed mother Margaret [43] born Bristol; brother Charles S; sisters Clara E [13] and Agnes C [3]. All the children were born in Edwardstone. His father had died in 1888.

1901 census...Aged 16, he was at Onslow Gardens, Kensington as a page in the household of Douglas ARDEN

He married Elizabeth WHITEHEAD in 1907. She married Frederick HUNNEBELL in 1918 and moved to Pretoria House, Jackson Road, Clacton on Sea.

1911 census...Aged 26, a gamekeeper's assistant, he was at Ashen Lane, Stoke by Clare with his wife Elizabeth [28] born Gosfield, Essex

He enlisted in Clare.
He died in King George Hospital, Stamford Street, London, at the time on the strength of Suffolk Regiment Depot.It is likely that he was wounded and evacuated to UK and placed on depot strength at Bury St Edmunds and admitted to King George Hospital, London. His records have not survived so it is impossible to say where or when he was wounded. He had served in the 1st Battalion, who were serving in Macedonia from October 1915 to December 1916.

photo: Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Maurice Newman is buried in Nunhead (All Saints) Cemetery,
commemorated on the screen wall inside the main entrance gate 89/32546.

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