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NEWELL, James John


Name: Eton - WW1 (2) High Street, Eton
NIWM Ref: 7955
RBWM Ref: WM238
Name: Eton Wick and Boveney Eton Wick Road, Eton Wick
NIWM Ref: 7948
RBWM Ref: WM176

Person Details

Date of birth: 21/05/1896
Place of birth: Eton Wick
Gender: Male
Date of death: 11/04/1917
Place of death: Athies, France
Manner of death: Killed in action
Age at death: 20
CWGC Ref: 257003
TWGPP Ref: 3998884
Address: 1 Beaconsfield Place Lock Path Boveney New Town

Military details

Military Organisation: Army
Military Unit/Group: 2nd Life Guards
Rank: Troop Sergeant
Service Number: 3831
Joined: Enlisted -Windsor
Military Organisation: Army
Military Unit/Group: Household Battalion, Household Cavalry
Rank: Troop Sergeant
Service Number: 1232


Mother Elizabeth NEWELL

Additional information

James was baptised on 3rd November 1901 in Eton and worked on the land before joining up.
James was killed in action as part of the Arras Offensive and is remembered at the Athies Communal Cemetery Extension, just to the east of Arras.


Summary: Long Long Trail
Detail about the Arras Offensive in April 1917.

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