Leonard NEWITT WWI War Diary South Staff Regt and Notts & Derby

Leonard Newitt Leonard NEWITT -South Staff Regt 15092 and Notts &Derby 73025 Parents: Alfred Newitt/Emma (nee Cadman) 22 Oct 1884 Born Whitmore Reans Wolverhampton 31 Oct 1884 Baptism –St Andrew Wolverhampton 12 Dec 1909 Married Mahalla Mardles Phillips -Wolverhampton 19 Oct 1914 Enlisted (age given as 25y 11d) 23 Oct 1914 Joined at Lichfield 23 Oct 1914 Posted to Depot 23 Oct 1914 Posted to 7th Nov 1914 Inoculated against Enteric Fever (Typhoid) 18 Jan 1915 )Forfeits pay 20 Jan 1915 )for absence 11 Apr 1915 Embarked to Front 13 Apr 1915 Joined 7 IBD Infantry Base Depot 1 Jul 1915 Posted to Gallipoli –Embarked from Liverpool 29 Sep 1915 Medical transfer to Alexandria- Valdivia Hpl Ship 6 Oct 1915 To Greek Hospital Alexandria 17 Oct 1915 To England from Alexandria (Gloucester Castle) 24 Oct 1915 Posted to Depot 4 Feb 1916 Lichfield Military Hospital 8 Feb 1916 Discharged from Hospital 2 Mar 1916 Posted to 3rd (Training Regt that never left UK) 11 Apr 1916 Posted to 1st in the Field 14 May 1916 To Front 16 May 1916 Joined "C" Coy 1/S.Staffs - OC Bn Officer Commanding 1 Jul 1916 First day of the Somme Offensive 1 Jul 1916 Wounded- OC Bn 1 Jul 1916 Admd G S W Face -21 CC Stn Casualty Clearing 1 Jul 1916 Admd Shell Wd nose -23 FA Field Field Ambulance 1 Jul 1916 Field Medical Card-TAT 500 units Dressing 6.40 pm 3 Jul 1916 Admd G S W nose- 1 Sty Hpl Rouen 4 Jul 1916 Dis to Rouen G SW neck- 1 Sty Hpl Rouen 6 Jul 1916 To Base Depot Etaples -55 IBD 7 Jul 1916 Arrived at 1 Sta Hpl - 9 IBD Etaples 12 Jul 1916 Transferred to 11th Notts &Derby At Bruay-La-Buissiere (6 k SW of Bethune) 14 Sep 1916 PostCard Field Post Office 15 Sep 1916 PostCard Field Post Office 16 Sep 1916 PostCard Field Post Office 1 Oct 1916 Sustained injuries at the battle of Flers-Le Sars 2 Oct 1916 PostCard from Hospital? –on the Somme 3 Oct 1916 Letter from Asst Matron Hospital Rouen 3 Oct 1916 Died of Multiple Gunshot Wounds at 8.30 pm 4 Oct 1916 Letter from Asst Matron Hospital Rouen 6 Oct 1916 Letter from J.Baird-Chaplain Rouen 14 Oct 1916 Letter from Lichfield notifying of death 5 Mar 1917 Letter -settlement of the accounts 7/11d 9 Mar 1917 Letter Personal effects handed to Widow 16 Apr 1917 Letter Pension of 18/9d to Widow awarded 1918 Sympathy Card from Mayor of Smethwick 6 Aug 1919 Invite-Peace Celebrations Smethwick 3 Page
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