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Captain Tom Newton M.C.
b.1894. Son of Louisa Newton 46, Dicconson St., Wigan and the late Thomas Newton of Hollingworth, Cheshire.
Died of wounds. 05.08.1918 aged 24 years. Lieutenant/ Acting Capt. 1st. Btn. Lancashire Fusiliers.
Buried Longuenesse (St.Omer) Souvenir Cemetery. Pas de Calais. France. Grave Ref. V.D.33.
Military Cross : award notified. 01.01.1917 when Temporary 2nd. Lieut. 12th Btn. Lancashire Fusiliers.
All awards and citations were recorded in the London Gazette but I have so far failed to find it.
I have found the citation for a T/2nd. Lieut. Thomas Newton Woof M.C. attd. S. Staff. R. gazetted 18.07.1917 but this is definitely NOT him. he was born in Lewisham in 1897.
Maybe someone else will have more success searching for the correct citation.
Replied: 13th Jul 2012 at 08:41