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1901 census
source            RG13; Piece: 1083; Folio: 38; Page: 23
place             Winchester, Hampshire
Dwelling          schedule 146, Culver House, Culvers Close 

Horace W. G. Newton   boarder 16   student            Birmingham, Warks.*

London Gazette 21 aug  1908  Cavalry
13th Hussars,Second Lieutenant(on Probation) Horace gerald townsend Newton
to be Second Lieutenant dated 20 june 1908

London Gazette 12 july 1910
2nd lieutenant Horace G.T. Newton to be Lieutenant.


1911 census
source              RG14; Piece: 34990; Page: 1, District 642, India
place               Militery
dwelling            13th Hussars  

Horace gerald townsend Newton s 25 Lieut.                Driffield, E. Yorks.


Horace gerard townsend Newton right
married in Bombay 25th December 1911 to
Margaretta violet Powell, born 1844 Waterloo, Lancashire.
Their only? child born Marqt1914 Bromsgrove( Holmswood family home?)

The 13th Hussars were based in India, Meerut 1909-1914 till the start of WW1, They landed in Marseille as part of the 7th (Meerut) Cavalry Brigade in the 2nd Indian Cavalry Division in December 1914 for action on the Western Front.

The regiment then moved to Mesopotamia, with the same brigade, in July 1916. The regiment took part in the Second Battle of Kut in February 1917, the capture of Baghdad in March 1917.
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RIP Horace Gerard Townsend Newton, 1885 1917

Rank:               Captain
Date of Death:      25/04/1917 (having drowned in the Tigris) 
Age:                31
Regiment/Service:   13th Hussars
Grave Reference:    V. L. 2.
Cemetery:           BASRA WAR CEMETERY

Additional Information:
Son of the Rev. Canon Newton and Francis Jane Newton, of Holmwood, Redditch, Worcs; 
Husband of Madge V. Newton, of Chapel Farm, Tilford, Farnham, Surrey.



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