Newey, Charles William

Age: 38
Date of birth: 1883

Parents: Charles William and Emma Newey
Wife: Bertha Rose Newey (nee Bastock)
Address: St Kilda, 16 Greville Road

Occupation: Bootmaker

The Newey family have lived in Kenilworth since the 18th century.  Charles William was baptised at St. Nicholas Church, Kenilworth, on 9th September 1883 the son of Charles William and Emma Newey.  His father was a shoemaker and they lived in New Row, Kenilworth.

Charles William junior followed his father’s occupation and became a shoemaker.

He married Bertha Rose Bastock at All Saints’ Church, Emscote, on 26th December 1908.  Their son George Arbury Newey was born in 1910, by which time Charles and Bertha were living in Acocks Green. On the 1911 census Charles William is referred to as a bootmaker.

Following his death, there is a record in Soldiers Effects to say his widow Bertha received £29-19-2d in pay owed and War Gratuity.

(Details supplied by Susan Tall – Kenilworth War Memorial Project)

The copy of the Shrine application submitted to the  Council shows Bertha as living in 35 Chapman Street circa 1920-21



Military Service

Rank & Number: Private, 26063
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment
Brigade/Division: 100th Brigade, 33rd Division
Date of death: Thursday, April 11, 1918
Cause of death/Battle: Killed in Action - Battles of the Lys
Commemorated/Buried: Ploegsteert Memorial, Panel 5, Belgium
Awards: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at: Avenue of Trees in St Nicholas Park, Kenilworth War Memorial, St Nicholas Church, Kenilworth

St Nicholas Church Memorial Book:

‘Served in France, reported missing 17th April 1918. Presumed to be killed as no further news was recd.’

He is also referred to as a Lewis Gunner (courtesy of Susan Tall)


  • Susan Tall
  • Unlocking Warwick Research Group
  • Shrine application courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office

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