Cyril Brown Newman (c.1896-1916)

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Cyril Brown Newman

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

NEWMAN, CYRIL BROWN. 2nd Lieutenant. 7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Marsden. Son of Mr and Mrs J. E. Newman, 'West Leigh', Marsden. Educated Marsden National School and Huddersfield Higher Grade School. He then spent twelve months in Switzerland learning the French language. He returned to England and was employed by Messrs Mellish, Richardson and Company, of Wortley, Leeds, cloth manufacturers, to learn the business. Was a teacher in Marsden Church Sunday School and a member of the Church of England Men's Society. Was also a member of the Marsden Conservative Club. Was a gifted musician, the violin being his favourite instrument. Enrolled in the Leeds University Officers' Training Corps for six months military training. On 23.7.1915 he was granted a commission in the Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Embarked for France 14.6.1916. Killed in action in the attack on the Schwaben Redoubt on Sunday, 3.9.1916, aged 20 years. Buried LONSDALE CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 8, Row E, Grave 3.
ROH:- Marsden War Memorial; Marsden Conservative Club Roll; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

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