Charles Newcomb

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 423272
  • Rank: Corporal
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • 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.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Kelmarsh, Northants
  • Address:
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    Charles Newcomb

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Betty Easton Newcomb, “Myrtle Cottage” Broughty Ferry

  • Children:

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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