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Tracing Your Roots To Gallipoli

Remembering some of the Bolton men who lost their lives in the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915

Henry Newell

Henry NewellBolton Journal and Guardian 13 August 1915

Died from Enteric in Egypt

News has been received from his mother, on his 21st birthday, of the death on July, 27th, in Egypt, through enteric fever*, of Corpl. H. Newell, 75, Rishton-lane, Great Lever, 1st Field Ambulance, East Lancashire Division. Newell had served for four years, and was called up at the commencement of the war, and was eventually drafted to the Dardanelles. He was employed at the L. and N. W. Goods Office, and was highly esteemed by all his workmates. He was connected with All Souls’ Church.

Henry was the son of Joseph Burn Newell b.1864, an insurance inspector, and Rebecca Newell née Walmsley b.1866.

Henry first appeared on the 1901 Census living at 5 York Street, Wigan with his parents and brother Ernest Edward b.1890.

Joseph Burn Newell appears on the 1911 Census living in Bargoed, Glamorganshire, managing a laundry and (apparently) married to a different woman, Anne and with another son Clifford b.1905.

Rebecca appears on the 1911 Census working as a servant for Ellis and Betsy Pollitt at 332 St Helens Road, Bolton. She is listed as being married but having no children.

Henry is listed on the 1911 Census as lodging at 7 Peace Street, Bolton in the household of John and Isabella Orrell. He was employed as a railway time keeper.

His father had worked on the railways as a young man.

Henry's medical examination on enlisting in the Army recorded his height as 5' 9 1/2".

On Henry's military record his mother was recorded as having remarried as Smith. His father was recorded as 'None'.

Henry's brother Ernest Edward Newell emigrated to Australia and served with the Australian Imperial Force at Gallipoli and later in France. He was wounded in action there but survived the war and lived to the age of 81.

Ernest's military records show that Rebecca had moved to the Isle of Man by 1917.



Name Henry Newll
Rank Corporal
Number 114
Unit 1st East Lancashire Field Ambulance,
Royal Army Medical Corps
Born Preston, Lancashire
4 Aug 1894
Enlisted Bolton, Lancashire
7 April 1911
Died Port Said, Egypt
27 July 1915
Age 20
Grave or Memorial Port Said War Memorial Cemetery,
Port Said, Egypt
Royal Army Medical Corps