Maurice Arthur Newberry

Name

Maurice Arthur Newberry

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

29/09/1917
26

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
266936
Hertfordshire Regiment
1st Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY
XIX.B.8
Belgium

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

4 Co' Hertfordshire Reg' Territorials’ Memorial, Hitchin
St Mary's Church Roll of Honour, Hitchin

Pre War

He was the son of George and Annie Newberry of Meadowleade, Stevenage and the husband of Florence E. Newberry of 71, North Crofts, Nantwich, Cheshire. His home was in Stevenage though he enlisted in Hertford.

Wartime Service

Maurice was allocated Regimental Number 266936 and served in 4 Company of the 1st Battalion. He was killed in action. At the time of his death the Hertfordshires were part of the 118th Brigade of the 39th Division in X Corps. The Herts had just received a severe mauling at St. Julien as a result of which they temporarily ceased to exist as a fighting unit, having lost half their number. On the 26th September the 118th Brigade was again in action and the Herts attacked with the three other Battalions in the Battle of Polygon Wood. They were positioned west of Gheluvelt and south of Clapham Junction (on the Ypres to Menin road). The Battalion had moved to trenches at Mount Sorrel on the 20th September 1917 and on the night of the 25th September they attacked German positions at Bassevillebeer commencing at 5.50am the next morning. Little ground was gained. There were seven casualties one of whom was Maurice. He is buried in Plot XIX, Row B, Grave 8 of the Hooge Crater Cemetery, Ypres in Belgium.

Additional Information

See Additional Information Sheet. His brother Bertram Robert Newberry also died during the war as did another brother Reginald John Newberry.

Acknowledgments

Adrian Dunne, David C Baines, Jonty Wild, Paul Johnson, www.stevenageatwar.com