NEWLING, Frank Mortlock

No.849, Lance Sergeant Frank M NEWLING
Aged 25

Cape Town Highlanders
Died of Wounds on 19th August 1901

It is not always possible to match the soldier with the civilian with these Boer War casualties.
That means I can only record "most likely to be" in many cases for the civilian identity

Frank Mortlock NEWLING was born on 21st February 1876 Paddington (1st qtr 1876 Kensington 1a:59) with his twin brother Harold Ream, sons of Samuel Boyd and Mary Elizabeth NEWLING (née WOODWARD)

1881 census...Aged 5, he was at 5 Lancefield Terrace, with his father Sidney Boyd NEWLING [34] grocer and provisions merchant, born Spalding; his mother Mary Elizabeth [30] born Wisbech; brothers Herbert Boyd [10] and Harold R [5]; sisters Ada Gertrude [7] and Florence F [3]. All the children were born in Paddington

In the Spring of 1884 he and Harold were admitted to Harrow Road School, when living at 38 Frankfort Road.

1891 census...Aged 15, he was ar 233 Harrow Road, Paddington with his parents; brothers HB (Herbert), HR (Harold) appentice butcher, W.M. [8] and Sydney [4]; sisters A.G. (Ada), F.F. (Florence) and Elsie [1]. All new siblings born in Paddington.

Then Harold emigrated to New Zealand. In 1901 his parents and Elsie and Sidney were at Church Street, Isleham, father now recorded as a Baptist Minister. This would seem to be why he his is attributed to Isleham

His brother Sydney Ward Beecher NEWLING died of his wounds in France in 1915 see here

His "Soldier's Effects" record has him born in Cambridge, however that seems to be actually where he ( a draper) enlisted on 30th May 1899. His father is recorded as The Rev.S Boyd Newling.
He was accicentally shot on 18th August 1901 nr Kimberley and died the next day, at Modder River

His Queens South Africa medal carries the clasps Cape Colony, Belmont, Orange Free State and South Africa 1901

Frank Newling is commemorated on the Grand Parade. Statue, Cape Town, South Africa