Richard Henry Newland

Mar 11, 1888

Born in Portsmouth, England


Dec 24, 1915

Attested into the 155th Battalion CEF in Madoc, Ontario

Ø  Number 636117

Ø  Next of kin given as David K. Newland, father, 36 Knox Rd., Portsmouth, England

Ø  Previous occupation given as Labourer

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Church of England

The battalion trained in the Kingston, Ontario area


Jul 21, 1916

Attended the Barriefield Military Hospital for dental work


Oct 17, 1916

Embarked the SS Northland in Halifax, Nova Scotia



Oct 28, 1916

Disembarked in Liverpool, England and the battalion proceeded to Bramshott


Nov 19, 1916

Married to Edith A. Jones


Dec 5, 1916

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Dec 6, 1916

Arrived at the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) in the Rouelles Camp, Havre, France as part of a draft of 147 reinforcements from England and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Dec 8, 1916

After leaving the base depot, Private Newland joined the 21st Battalion in billets in Bully Grenay, France


May 9, 1917

While his company was under the command of the 20th Battalion CEF east of Vimy Ridge, Private Newland was killed in action during an enemy artillery barrage.  His identified body was never recovered from the battlefield and as such he is honoured on the Canadian National Vimy Memorial, Vimy Ridge, France for those killed during the war in France with no known grave


Following the war the British War Medal, Victory Medal, Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny), Scroll and Memorial Cross were sent to his widow, Mrs. Edith A. Newland, 9 Olinda St., St. Mary’s Rd., Kingston, Portsmouth, England


Richard Henry Newland is also honoured on the War Memorial
in Madoc, Ontario


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