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Arthur Augustus Septimus Newton (1881-1953)

Postby plf99 » Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:33 am

With such a unique name, you'd think he'd be an easy find, however, I am unable to locate him on the 1901 Census, which leads me to speculate that he may have served in the Boer War.

According to a relative he enrolled with 'The Buffs', which I believe to be the East Kent Regiment in 1906. He also served in World War 1 with the Royal Army Medical Corps, unfortunately I can't find service records (assumed burned).

The East Kent reference is strange, as he was born in Newcastle, and I have only known him to have been living/working in the Lancashire area since as a dentist.

Any help in filling in the 1901 period would be greatly appreciated!

Many thanks


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Re: Arthur Augustus Septimus Newton (1881-1953)

Postby sdup26 » Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:59 pm

As you say, with a name like Arthur Augustus Septimus, it should be straightforward. Trouble is, what form of name did he use? A Newton, Arthur Newton, Arthur A, Arthur AS? Which is my excuse for not being able to find him in Boer War Records on Find My Past! There's one Arthur Newton in their records, and 9 A Newtons, but none with initials AA or AAS.

I also tried Unfortunately, if you think you've found something worth investigating on this site, you have to pay to view a record, but it can be helpful as a filter. It has one Arthur Newton listed as serving in the Boer War (Railway Pioneer Regt; same as the FMP entry) and about a dozen A Newtons, although none in the East Kent Regt or a Newcastle/Northumberland regt. Altogether, not very helpful I'm afraid.
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Re: Arthur Augustus Septimus Newton (1881-1953)

Postby MayHam » Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:13 am

A site called "Geoff's Great War Regiment A-Z list" mentions an Arthur J. Newton served with the East Kent Regiment. This was extracted from The National Archives' WWI Campaign Medals Index. This index also lists a Private Arthur A. Newton who served with the Royal Army Medical Corps (WO 372/14/211431). ... h/D4245348

Not sure if this is the same person as Serjeant and Acting Sergeant Arthur Newton (WO 372/14/211417, WO 372/14/211418)? ... K=D4245335

The Buffs, Royal East Kent Regiment Museum Collection is now housed at the National Army Museum in London. They may have more information as well.
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Re: Arthur Augustus Septimus Newton (1881-1953)

Postby mouthfulofbees » Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:13 pm

There is someone with Arthur Augustus Septimus Newton listed in their family tree on Ancestry (US). It includes photos, including a photo of him with his regiment and in his uniform. Do you have access to Ancestry? If not, let me know and I'll see what info I can post here from that listing. As you said, there can't be two people with that name, and the birth/death years match exactly. This man married twice and had one son and two daughters.
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Re: Arthur Augustus Septimus Newton (1881-1953)

Postby plf99 » Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:26 am

Oh, thank you everyone, I do indeed have access to ancestry, I'll have to have a look. Many thanks.

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