Died : 23 Mar 1915
Rank : Sapper
Service no at death: 12918
Surname: NEW
Forename: ARTHUR
Initials: A
Date of Birth 1877
Place of BirthWoodcutts, Sixpenny Handley
Place of Birth Source1911 Census
Schools attended
Employment / tradeTraction Engine Driver
Place of work
Family (parents and grandparents)Father - Esau New Mother - Annie Sanger Grandparents - Thomas and Anne (nee Ryman) New Silas and Mary (nee Foot) Sanger
Spouse Name Margaret Ethel Hill m. 1907 4 children
NotesArthur New was the brother of Thomas New who also died during First World War
Regiment at call-upRoyal Engineers
Regiment at discharge
Rank at call-upSapper
Service no at call-up12918
Date of attestation -
Date of call-up 05 Aug 1914
Area reported toPlymouth
SourceWWI Army Service Record
Naval vessels served
Decorations and awards
Other service detailsArthur had served in 3rd Batt Dorset Regiment (Coldstream Guards) from Dec 1899 to Nov 1903, serving in Gibraltar and Malta. Transferred to Army Reserve in 1906. Re-engaged in Reserve at Bulford Camp in 1911
Other rank
Other service no
Service facts
Age at death38
Date of death 23 Mar 1915
Regiment at deathRoyal Engineers
Battalion at death
Rank at deathSapper
Circumstances of death
Service no at death12918
Field of action at deathFrance
Place of death
Location of graveHouplines Communal Cemetery Extension
PositionIII C 15
Other memorialsSixpenny Handley War Memorial
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