Norman Newton (1879–1965)


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
06/03/19 Demobbed

His Service Numbers were occationally misrecorded in the official documentation.


1891: Lea

Forename Surname Relationship Age Information Where born
Adam Newton Head 48 Lead smelter Lea
Matilda Newton wife 46   Lea
Walter Newton son 26 General labourer Lea
Martha A Newton daughter 24 Factory hand Lea
John Thos. Newton son 21 factory hand Lea
Matilda Newton daughter 18 Factory hand Lea
Norman Newton son 11 Scholar Lea
Sarah Hannah Newton daughter 9 Scholar Lea
Violet Newton daughter 6 Scholar Lea

RG12 piece 2750 folio 135 page 6

1901: Bolsover

Forename Surname Relationship Age Information Where born
Norman Newton boarder 22 Carter in brickyard England

RG13 piece 3254 folio 77 page 26

1911: Crich Common

Forename Surname Relationship Age Information Where born
Norman Newton boarder 31 banksman Lea

RG14PN20987 RG78PN1251 RD436 SD4 ED16 SN14

1918 Crich voters
Norman Newton, Wheatcroft; absent on military service.