NEWEY, William

Worcestershire. 24 August 1916

William Newey was the son of William and Annie Newey of 22 Bishop Street, Kates Hill, Dudley. He volunteered in 1914 and joined the 2nd Battalion of the Worcesters, together with his brother, John. In 1915 they were in Artois and involved in the battles of Festubert in the Spring and Loos in the Autumn. In 1916 they moved to the Somme for the second phase of the battle, fighting at Bazentin on the 14th July and at High Wood. They were in the trenches again in August at Delville Wood and were part of a minor attack on the 21st in the confused remains of the woodland. Eleven men were killed while they were in the front line and among them was Private William Newey. He was 36 years of age and is buried in Bulls Rd Cemetery, Flers (II D 2) and commemorated on the Dudley and St. John's. Kates Hill church Memorials. His brother was killed at Loos on the 26th September 1915.

Commemorated at:

Dudley St. John, Kates Hill

Dudley St. John, Kates Hill

Saint John's Road Dudley, West Midlands DY2 7JT, United Kingdom, DY2 7JT

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