|Thread Topic: Newton (St Boltoph)
Topic Originator: Steve
Post Date September 25, 2006 @ 1:52 PM
Mike's good works shows interesting results on this one. Whoever did the list got most wrong! This shows that Rolls of Honour are a good resource for finding men but should not be taken at face value.
Interestingly the first man would have died next to Charles Sharpe the VC winner.
Herbert Clarence NEWTON aged 18, 11868, 2nd Bn Lincs, 09/05/1915 commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial in Belgium. a long way from Aubers Ridge! The memorial should have stood at Lille but the French got upset and it was moved to Plugstreet.
Fred PORTER, aged 35, 1st Lincs, 15/07/1916, Thiepval Memorial (Somme)
Ernest CREASEY, 1/4th Lincs but CWGC have 29/02/1916 and not 29/07/1916. This may be a CWGC fault, so if anyone wants to take it up with them !
Berles Position Military Cemetery would count as a Somme Cemetery and 29/07 would be more logical.
Tom SYKES, 9th Bn West Yorkshire Regt, 25/09/1916, Thiepval (Somme)
John W NAYLOR, 1/4th East Yorkshire Regt, 15/09/1916, Thiepval Memorial. The roll has 13/10. Would be Somme and not Loos.
Omer Rotsaert - cannot find a record of him.
Tom WATSON, L/Cpl 11th (Pioneer) Bn Hampshire Regt. 17/08/1917, Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery (near Ypres and died of wounds in 3rd Ypres)
Frank LAIT, 4/5th The Loyal North Lancs Regt 26/10/1917, Tyne Cot memorial, so 3rd Ypres and not Vimy Ridge (only 50 miles out) He would have died on first day of 2nd Battle of Passchendaele which was part of 3rd Ypres.
George SHARPE - the only one who fits seems to come from London!
G SHARPE, 1st London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) 29/05/1918, Aubigny Comm Cem Ext. This would fit for Arras in 1918.
If anyone need smore info, contact me.