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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.
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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