Joe Newton (c.1879-1917)

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

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

NEWTON, JOE. Private. No 241888. 'D' Company 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Holmfirth. Son of John and Mary Ann Newton, Half Roods, Meltham. Employed by Messrs A. T. Woodhead and Sons, Sunnybank Mills, Meltham. Was a member of the Meltham Conservative Club. Enlisted March 1916. Embarked for France in January, 1917. Died of wounds at No 48 Casualty Clearing Station on 28.11.1917, aged 38 years. Buried ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row A, Grave 16.
ROH:- St. Bartholomew's Church, Meltham; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

Newspaper References

Commonwealth War Graves Commission