Edwin Newsome

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 23154
  • Rank: Lance Corporal
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
  • Unit/Ship: 11th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 22
  • Date of Death: 09.04.1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Arras Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Bay 1 & 2

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Stirling
  • Address: 15 Robertson Street, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Helen Newsome, 11 Robertson St, Dundee

  • Father:
  • Siblings:

    David, William George & John

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Edwin Newsome

Edwin has no known grave but is remembered on the Arras Memorial. He was the brother of Pte David Newsome 200144, 6th Battalion Black Watch who was killed in action 18.10.1918 and Pte William Menzies Newsome, 30970, 2nd Battalion Royal Scots, who was killed in action 13.11.1916.

Edwin Newsome   Royal Scots

NEWSOME – Killed in action on 9th April, Lance-Corporal Edwin Newsome, Royal Scots, aged 22 years, dearly beloved son of Mrs Newsome, 15 Robertson Street, Dundee.

Dundee People’s Journal 5th May 1917

Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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