John Edmund Newman Killed 25th Jan 1943 (i believe Blackpool)

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  1. arantxa1967

    arantxa1967 Member

    im trying to find some info about this chap...Royal Engineers if any one has any ideas

    Thank you
  2. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member


    It might save members duplication of effort if you post what you already know and or what you want to learn about.

    Here is a link to his CWGC record.


    If you want a copy of his army service papers you need to apply to MOD in Glasgow via this link -

    Get a copy of military service records

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  3. Tricky Dicky

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    UK, Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945
    Name: John Newman
    Given Initials: J E
    Rank: Sapper
    Death Date: 25 Jan 1943
    Number: 14408755
    Birth Place: Middlesex
    Residence: Essex
    Branch at Enlistment: Other Corps
    Theatre of War: United Kingdom
    Regiment at Death: Royal Engineers
    Branch at Death: Other Corps

    I have the feeling that this might be a death certificate for him - right age, right name, right area, right death month
    England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
    Name: John E Newman
    Death Age: 26
    Birth Date: abt 1917
    Registration Date: Jan 1943
    [Feb 1943]
    [Mar 1943]
    Registration Quarter: Jan-Feb-Mar
    Registration district: Clitheroe
    Inferred County: Lancashire
    Volume: 8e
    Page: 323

    England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995
    Name: John Edmund Newman
    Death Date: 25 Jan 1943
    Death Place: Essex, England
    Probate Date: 5 Apr 1943
    Probate Registry: Llandudno

    Person Page
    John Edmund Newman
    M, #74393, d. 25 January 1943
    Last Edited=20 Aug 2010
    John Edmund Newman married Kathleen Pearl Daniel, daughter of Vincent Daniel and Margaret Roper Trevor-Roper, on 17 August 1940. He died on 25 January 1943, killed while in training with the Royal Engineers.

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  4. Tricky Dicky

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    BBC - WW2 People's War - Memories of World War II (Part 1)
    was then posted to No. 1 Training Battalion Royal Engineers at Clitheroe in Lancashire, where we were instructed in the building of bridges on land and pontoon bridges over rivers, lifting mines, laying minefields, etc., - all part of the sappers' job

    BBC - WW2 People's War - John Brown's extended war
    I joined up in 1942 for the duration of the emergency and reported to Clitheroe, Lancashire in Low Moor Mill an old stone cotton mill where we slept 200 to a room. It was in Clitheroe that I had my Sapper training.

    Royal Engineers

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  5. ozzy16

    ozzy16 Patron Patron

    jn1.jpg Graham.
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  6. arantxa1967

    arantxa1967 Member

    I would really really like to thank every one for all there help
    Most kind of you to take the time and I appreciate it
    p.s I guess a casualty of training
  7. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    1939 REGISTER
    118 Gordon Hill, Enfield U.D., Middlesex

    Name - DOB - Occupation - Marital status
    Isaac T Newman - 05 Jul 1878 - Grocery Warehouseman - Married
    Alice Newman - 08 Dec 1879 - Unpaid Domestic Duties - Married
    Francis G Newman - 23 Mar 1920 - Clerical Officer, Civil Service - Single

    John is buried in the same cemetery as my Grandparents.
  8. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    A copy of his death certificate may help to show if it was a natural death [a heart attack or similar whilst on the range] or and actual training accident - details in post 3


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