Fred Newsome (1893-1916)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.


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

  • Rifleman FRED NEWSOME
  • regiment: Rifle Brigade
  • died: Thursday, October 12, 1916
  • record ID: 523454