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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
Person Details
Yaxley, Huntingdonshire
Charles Newell and Julia Monk Pearce had married in 1875, registered at Wantage, Oxford. They had four children born in various locations around the Midlands, due to Charles’ occupation as a railway signalman. The children were Rosetta 1876, Joseph 1877, Florence 1881 and Walter 1891. Walter was born at Yaxley, Huntingdonshire, where the family were living at 2 Station Cottages and 10 years later, he was the only child still living at home, home being, Dogsthorpe Road, Peterborough. By 1911, Walter had followed his father by working on the railway. He was working as a fitter for the Great Northern Railway Company and living with his parents at Dogsthorpe Road, Peterborough. It is not to hand, the circumstances why Walter after 1911, came north to Worksop, but on the 31st Aug 1914, he married Elsie Battiste in St Johns Church. They had a child, Ethel B Newell the following year. After the death of Walter, hs widow remarried to Bert Mathews on the 31st March 1920 in the same church.
12 Nov 1917
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2750803 - CWGC Website
295296
Private
London Regiment
Pte. Walter. E. Newell Worksop Guardian 23 November 1917 The funeral took place with Military honours at the new cemetery, Worksop, on Friday, of Pte. W. E. Newell, London Regiment, who died in Northampton General Hospital on the 12th inst. From wounds received in France. Prior to enlisting Newell was employed at Peterborough railway station, but was well known in Worksop, his wife being a daughter of Mrs. Harriet Battiste, Sandy Lane. The body was brought to Worksop on the Wednesday evening, and the Rev. J. H. Bligh, Vicar of St. John’s, officiated at the funeral. The firing party was from the 32nd R. F. B., at Clipstone Camp, under Sergeant Payne. The mourners were the widow, Mrs. Newell, and child, Mr. Newell (father), Mrs. Letts (sister) Mr. Joe Newell (brother), Mrs. Harriett Battiste, Mrs. Jarvis (aunt). Mr. and Mrs. W. Kirkland. Wreaths were sent from his loving wife and child, father and mother, brother and sister in law, Harriet and George; Bert and George; Arthur, Lily and children; Mr. and Mrs. C. Rimes; fellow workmen of signal depot Peterbro’ Phoebe and Bill.
CWG additional information:- Son of Charles Newell, of Peterborough; husband of Elsie Newell, of 59, Welbeck St., Whitwell, Mansfield. Died from wounds, buried Worksop Cemetery. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
    Walter Ernest Newell - photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
  • Photo showing commonwealth war grave headstone marking the grave of Walter Ernest Marshall in Worksop (Retford Road ) Cemetery Photo taken by Peter
    Walter Ernest Newell - grave - Photo showing commonwealth war grave headstone marking the grave of Walter Ernest Marshall in Worksop (Retford Road ) Cemetery Photo taken by Peter