Noel Herbert Newnham RMA 14935, Bugler.


Noel was born on 18th December 1900 in Wotton, Dorking to parents Elizabeth and Jesse, and aged just 3 months old on the 1901 census. The family lived at Shortland Broadmoor in Wotton and Noel was the youngest of 4 sons.

By 1911 the Newnham family had grown to eight children, Noel was aged 10 and at school, and they lived in a house on Compton Road, Lindfield, Sussex.

He enlisted with the Royal Marines as a Bugler on 29th April 1916 aged 15 years old recorded as 5' tall, with light brown hair and blue eyes. He remained at Headquarters until 14th February 1917 when he was posted to HMS VANGUARD and was just 16 when he died.


(#100 - 577/843)


Sources:

1901 & 1911 England Census

Royal Marines Registers of Service Index, 1842-1925

CWGC Register

Royal Marines Registers of Service Index, 1842-1925

Royal Navy and Royal Marine War Graves Roll, 1914-1919 ADM 242/9; Scan Number: 0679

National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; Admiralty and predecessors: Office of the Director General of the Medical Department of the Navy and predecessors: Service Registers and Registers of Deaths and Injuries. Registers of Reports of Deaths

WWI Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923 Western Front Association; London, England; Naval Pensions Ledger; Reference: 542931



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