William Menzies Newsome

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 30970
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 13.11.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier & Face 6D & 7D

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 26 Bernard Street, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Helen Newsome, 25 Robertson St, Dundee

  • Father:
  • Siblings:

    David, Edwin George & John

  • Spouse:

    Joan Newsome, 26 Bernard St, Dundee

  • Children:

More about William Menzies Newsome

William has no known grave but is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial. He was the brother of Pte David Newsome, 200144, 6th Battalion Black Watch who was killed in action 18.10.1918 and L/Cpl Edwin Newsome 23154, 11th Battalion Royal Scots, who was killed in action 09.04.1917.

William Newsome   30970   Royal Scots

NEWSOME___In loving memory of my dear husband, Private William Newsome, No. 30970, Royal Scots, reported missing, November 13th 1916, since presumed killed on that date; also his brothers, Ptes. Edwin Newsome and David.

Inserted by his widow and children, Mrs Joan Newsome, 26 Bernard Street.

Dundee People’s Journal 15th November 1919

Additional information supplied by Gary Thomson and Michael Caldwell

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