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George was born in 1889 in Flintham and was the son of John a police constable and Elizabeth. His father John was born in 1864 in Hucknall and his mother Elizabeth was born in 1863 in Woolsthorpe Lincolnshire, they had three other children , Fred b1892 Penistone, Yorks, John b1894 Eastwood and Jesse b1901 Selston. In the 1901 census the family are living at Selston and are shown as John 37 yrs a police constable, he is living with his wife Elizabeth 38 yrs and their children George 12 yrs, Fred 9 yrs, John 7 yrs and Jesse 1 month old. In the 1911 census we find John living in India, he is with the 63 battery Royal Field Artillery in barracks in India , he is 22 yrs of age , single and a gunner. The commonwealth wargraves commission gives his father John's address as of 68 Lenton Boulevard, Nottingham.
29 Aug 1916
634648 - CWGC Website
63rd Bty Royal Field Artillery
Gunner George Newstead enlisted in Nottingham and served with the 63 battery Royal Field Artillery, he was a career soldier in 1911 he is with his battery in India. He landed in Mesopotamia on 17th November 1914. He was captured at Kut on 29th April 1916 and died as a prisoner of war in Turkey on 29th August 1916. He is buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery.
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