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Pte FWA Newing No 2984 East Kents


Yorke Scarlett
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A local research project of mine - I have a Pte FWA Newing 2984 East Kents. Can anyone shed any light on Pte Newing

Regards,

Wayne

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Wayne

He transferred to the Manchester Regiment:

Dave

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Dave,

Thanks for that - interesting about transfer to Manchesters. Maybe Mr Hartley can shed a little more light on this one.

I have his medals 15 Star/WM/VM/WW2 DM/Police medal

Thanks again Dave

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Hi Wayne,

The 43384 Manchesters number fits in with the group of men attached to the 90th Brigade (16th-18th) in mid July 1916, prior to the assault on Guillemont on 29th. Men from numerous Regiments were attached to the Manchesters at Etaples then and transferred on 1/9/1916. There was a particularly large draft of men from the Royal Berks who fit this profile attached to 17th Bttn. By the look of the MIC (1914/15 Star), we can speculate Frederick was returning to the front after a stay at Home, probably wounded.

I'll see if I have anything further tonight.

Tim

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Cheers Tim,

Its getting more interesting by the minute.

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Frederick William Arthur Newing, BWM/VM Roll relates to 17th Manchesters (90th Bgd). He is square in the draft of men where similarly numbered service records show the transfer 1/9/1916 after attachment on 11-16th July.

Cheers

Tim

Edit for dates of drafts courtesy John Hartley

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Thanks Tim,

That would put Fred just down the road from me on 31st July 1917. Amazing.

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17/Manc received drafts on 11/7, 12/7, 15/7 & 16/7.

Tim's research indicates that he must have been one of the 12/7 men. I've never analysed these groups so have nothing to add.

John

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