Lieutenant Joseph Edmund Newton, Cheshire Regiment,

1892 Born ? He certainly was not born in Kent as "Joseph Edmund Newton" . He was either illegitimate, or his parents were abroad. The Aunt named as next of kin might have been his mother, she was 20 years older than him & unmarried. She is in the same house as him in 1901 census

1901 census with a great uncle in Dublin

1906 Oct 22 Enlists in Dublin as a boy soldier in Royal Fusiliers aged 14. His next of kin is Mrs MM Harkan of 3 David Rd, Drumcondra, his aunt. Born Dover, Kent

1906 Nov 10. Dischrged because he illegally enlisted

1911 census at a Theological College in Dublin. A Tea Taster, born in Kent

1913 May 12 Arrives in Canada. A Clerk, going to Calgary

1915 Jan 24. Commissioned 2nd Lt in Infantry.

1919 Feb 5. Temp. Lt. J. E. Newton relinquishes his commission on account of ill-health contracted on active service and retains the rank of Lt. Cheshire Regt

1919 Sep 6. Died Dublin aged 26. Irish Independent; Roll of Honour. Newton (Dublin)-September 6, 1919, at 84 Lower Leeson Street, Lieutenant Joseph Edmund Newton, aged 26 years, late Cheshire Regiment, died of Malaria fever contracted on active service in Salonika. Funeral this (Tuesday) morning for Mount Jerome.

CWGC Buried Mount Jerome


1998 Feb 25 His medals were sold. Lieutenant J. E. Newton, Cheshire Regiment 1914-15 Star (2.Lieut., Ches. R.); British War and Victory Medals (Lieut.) together with Bronze Memorial Plaque (Joseph Edmund Newton) good very fine or better (4) £180-220

British soldiers died in Ireland

His service file is the only way forward to get more on him

WO 339/33971