Military
War Memorial File

 

SERGEANT PERCY GEORGE NEWBORN.

15th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment.

(Prince of Wales’s Own.)

Service number; 679.

Died on May 23rd 1916.

Aged 31 years.

COMMEMORATION;

Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension,
Somme, France.
I. B. 2.

SERGEANT PERCY GEORGE NEWBORN.

Died May 23rd 1916, aged 31 years.


Son of William and Eliza Newborn, of Castor, Peterborough

Report copied from The Peterborough Standard dated June 3rd 1916.

DEATH OF SERGEANT. P. G. NEWBORN.

The sad news was received at Castor on Wednesday morning that Sergt. P. G. Newborn was killed in action in France, probably last Sunday. Deceased was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Newborn, of Castor, and was a general favourite with all who knew him. He joined the Mayor of Leeds’ Battalion on the outbreak of the war, and served in Egypt for some time. He had been in France only a few weeks, and was in charge of a machine gun section.

Further information.

Sergeant Newborn was the son of William and Eliza Newborn, of Castor, Peterborough.
He was Uncle to Miss Gwen Heighton.