This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 423272
- Rank: Corporal
- Regiment/Service: London Regiment
- Unit/Ship: 10th Battalion
- Place of Death: Belgium
- Age at Death: 30
- Date of Death: 09.11.1918
- Burial Country: Belgium
- Cemetery: Cement House Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: XVIII.A.7.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Kelmarsh, Northants
Betty Easton Newcomb, “Myrtle Cottage” Broughty Ferry
More about Charles Newcomb
Son of the late Charles Newcomb of Market Harborough.
Charles Newcomb 423272 10th Londons
“Batchelor Boy’s” Sacrifice.
Among the soldiers who have had the misfortune to make the supreme sacrifice in the last days of the war is Sergeant Charles Newcomb, 10th Londons, a native of Market Harborough. As moving spirit of the Bachelor Boys pierrot troupe of entertainers in Broughty Ferry a few years ago he made many friends there. His capabilities as a comedian were of a high order, and in the course of his career he filled many important engagements in England. He was a son-in-law of Mrs William Proctor, Myrtle Cottages, Broughty Ferry, where his widow resides.
Dundee Courier 21st November 1918
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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