Wednesday 18 May 2011

Sergeant Allan Newport

Born on 15 May 1881 in Kerne Bay, Kent, England - husband of Norah Newport, Canterbury, England - son of John Edward Newport, Canterbury, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: railway inspector; married; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 6 feet 0.5 inches; chest of 38.5 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; hazel eyes; iron grey hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 5 May 1915 (number 410160) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 18 or 19 November 1916 - died of those wounds on 23 November 1916 - battalion report: "While advancing with his coy [A Company] morning 18 Nov 16 was severely wounded by fragment of enemy shell fracturing his left thigh. Wound immediately dressed and evaced to No 5 Gen Hosp morning 23 Nov 16." - official report: "died of wounds (gunshot wound thigh) at No.5 General Hospital, Rouen." - buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension (grave O.II.U.9), France.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; ibid, RG 150, Acc. 1992-93/314, War Graves Registry: Circumstances of Death (via; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; ibid, 19680229-003, Casualties list of A, B, C, and D Co., 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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