|Thread Topic: Newton (St Botolph)
Topic Originator: Michael Peck
Post Date September 25, 2006 @ 1:46 PM
The War Memorials at Newton (St Botolph) have now been recorded and there are two, one dedicated to the dead of each war. There are no numbers, ranks or arms of service mentioned although the WW1 memorial does have places noted and I assume these places are the official names of the battles the men fell in rather than the actual and exact place of death. I have not checked this personally and if anyone is interested in the men concerned they should not take the places named at face value.
WW2 - In memory of Stanley Porter of this parish who died of wounds in Rome 5th February 1944 during the Second World War. Aged 24 years.
WW1 - To the glory and service of God this chapel was restored by the families and friends of Newton and Haceby as a memorial to the men who fell in the Great War 1914 - 1919.
Herbert C Newton Auber Ridge May 9th 1915.
Fred Porter Somme July 15th 1916.
Ernest H Creasey Somme July 29th 1916.
Tom Sykes Somme Sept 27th 1916.
John W Naylor Loos Oct 13th 1916.
Omer Rotsaert Steenstraete Feb 10th 1917.
Tom Watson Ypres Aug 17th 1917.
Frank Lait Vimy Ridge Oct 26th 1917.
George Sharpe Arras May 29th 1918.