Fred Newsome (1893-1916)
Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:
- NEWSOME, FRED. Rifleman. No B/203225. 13th Battalion The Rifle Brigade. Born Batley Carr, Yorkshire. Son of George and Annie Newsome, 7 Lower Fold, Honley. Employed at Thirstin Mill. Attended the Wesleyan Sunday School. Had been a keen follower of the Honley Hunt and kept one of the hounds. Enlisted with his brother in November, 1915. Killed by a German rifle grenade on 12.10.1916, aged 23 years. Buried MAROC BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row E, Grave 7.
- ROH:- Honley War Memorial.
- Brother of Private WILLIE NEWSOME, died of wounds, 16.9.1916.
The Roll of Honour: A Biographical Record of All Members of His Majesty's Forces Who Have Fallen in the War (Volume 3):
- NEWSOME, FRED, Rifleman, No. 203225, 13th (Service) Battn. The Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort’s Own), 2nd son of George Newsome, of Lower Fold. Honley, Huddersfield, Woollen Spinner, by his wife, Annie, daughter of Oliver Lucas; and brother to Rifleman W. Newsome); born Dewsbury, co. York. 20 Sept. 1893; educ. Queen's Road School, Leeds; was employed as a Fettler in the woollen spinning trade; enlisted 15 Nov. 1915; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 7 July, 1916, and was killed in action at Loos 12 Oct. following. Buried at Meroc. He was a keen athlete, being particularly fond of swimming and walking; was also a member of the Honley, Holmfirth and Meltham Hunt, and before enlisting served on the committee; unmarried.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #523454)