David Newsome

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 200144
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 6th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 21
  • Date of Death: 18/10/1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Iwuy Communal Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: B. 23.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Girvan
  • Address: 15 Robertson St, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Helen Newsome, 15 Robertson St, Dundee

  • Father:

    George Newsome, 15 Robertson St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Edwin, William, George & John

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about David Newsome

David was the brother of L/Cpl Edwin Newsome 23154, 11th Battalion Royal Scots who was killed in action 09.04.1917 and Pte William Menzies Newsome, 30970, 2nd Battalion Royal Scots, who was killed in action 13.11.1916.

David Newsome   200144   Black Watch

Pte. David Newsome, Black Watch, was killed on 18th Oct.  He had been in France since February, 1915.  His brother Edwin, who was in the Royal Scots, was killed on the 9th April, 1917, and his brother William, who also served in the Royal Scots, has been missing since 13th November, 1916, and is supposed to have been killed on or about that date.  Other two brothers are still serving, George in the Royal Scots and John in the Navy.  Their mother resides at 15 Robertson Street, Dundee.

Dundee Courier 7th November 1918

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

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