|Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)||7133||7th Reserve Battalion|
|Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment||34392||18th Battalion|
|Labour Corps||65736||Unit 110|
Norman was born at Lea in 1880; his parents were Adam and Matilda Newton. In 1911 he was living at Crich and working as a banksman in the colliery. When he enlisted in February 1916, at Matlock, he was aged thirty-six, an unmarried cowman living at Carr Farm, Wheatcroft. In January 1917 he was transferred from the Foresters into the Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment, then in May 1917 he was transferred into the Labour Corps. He must have served in France as he embarked from Dunkirk back to the UK in February 1919 to be demobbed.
Medal Roll Index Card
He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.
Army Service Record
He enlisted on 26 February 1916 at Matlock, aged 36 years and 7 months, an unmarried cowman. His address was Carr Farm, Wheatcroft. The next of kin was his sister, Miss J. Wagstaff, Ladygrove, Ambergate. His height was 5ft 2in and weight 117lb.
He gained the Victory and British War Medals.
27/09/16 Posted Sherwood Foresters
10/01/17 Transferred from 7 Res Bn Foresters to 18th Queens R.W.Surrey Regt
29/09/16 to 24/01/17 Home
09/05/17 Transferred to 110 Bn Labour Coy
28/01/18 to 10/03/18 Leave
07/02/19 Embarked UK from Dunkirk
His Service Numbers were occationally misrecorded in the official documentation.
|Martha A||Newton||daughter||24||Factory hand||Lea|
|John Thos.||Newton||son||21||factory hand||Lea|
RG12 piece 2750 folio 135 page 6
|Norman||Newton||boarder||22||Carter in brickyard||England|
RG13 piece 3254 folio 77 page 26
1911: Crich Common
RG14PN20987 RG78PN1251 RD436 SD4 ED16 SN14
1918 Crich voters
Norman Newton, Wheatcroft; absent on military service.