Cecil Ernest Newman

Nov 25, 1890

Born in Alresford, Hampshire, England to George and Rose Ellen (nee Dorey) Newman


Aug 13, 1913

Embarked the SS Victorian in Liverpool



Aug 20, 1913

Disembarked in Montreal, Quebec and proceeded to Peterborough, Ontario


Nov 4, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario


Ø  Number 59746 (temporary number 556)

Ø  Next of kin given as George Newman, Compton Cottage, New Winchester, England

Ø  Previous occupation given as Clerk

Ø  Previous military experience given as 1 year in the 57th Regiment, Militia in Peterborough, Ontario

Ø  Religion given as Church of England

Ø  Posted to “E” Company

o   Later reorganized into “C” Company

o   Employed as a Scout

The 21st Battalion trained in the Kingston, Ontario area through the winter of 1914-15.


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama in Montreal, Quebec



May 15, 1915

Disembarked in Devonport, England and the battalion proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent to continue training


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked in Boulogne, France and the battalion proceeded to St. Omer




Feb 21, 1916

Granted 9 days leave


Mar 3, 1916

Rejoined the 21st Battalion resting in Ridgewood, Belgium from leave


Jun 25, 1916

Private Newman sprained his right ankle and was admitted to the No. 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) for first aid before being transported to the No. 4 Canadian Field Ambulance


Jul 5, 1916

Transferred to the 2nd Division Rest Station


Jul 10, 1916

Transferred to the North Midland Casualty Clearing Station and placed in the Division Rest Station at Mont des Cats, France


Jul 17, 1916

Transferred to the No. 15 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station)


Sep 4, 1916

Discharged to duty and rejoined the 21st Battalion resting in Zouafques, France


Oct 8, 1916

Appointed to the rank of Lance Corporal


May 1, 1917

Appointed to the rank of Acting Corporal without pay


May 30, 1917

Promoted to the rank of Corporal


Jul 27, 1917

Admitted to the No. 22 General Hospital with a diagnosis that reads Abscess Inguinal Glands


Aug 24, 1917

Transferred to the No. 6 Convalescent Depot in Etaples


Aug 31, 1917

Transferred to the No. 13, Convalescent Depot in Trouville, France


Nov 19, 1917

Appointed to the rank of Lance Sergeant


Nov 21, 1917

Discharged from the convalescent depot and reported to the No. 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot)


Dec 3, 1917

After leaving the base depot, Cecil Newman rejoined the 21st Battalion resting in the Suburban Camp near Villers au Bois, France


Dec 6, 1917

Granted 14 days leave


Dec 21, 1917

Rejoined the battalion resting in Auchy au Bois, France


Jul 17, 1918

Granted 10 days leave to Paris


Jul 26, 1918

Admitted to the No. 51 General Hospital while on leave, with a diagnosis that reads VDG (Venereal Disease Gonorrhea)


Oct, 4, 1918

Transferred to the No. 7 Canadian Stationary Hospital in Camiers


Nov 9, 1918

Discharged from hospital and reported to the CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) in Etaples, France


Nov 13, 1918

After leaving the base depot, Cecil Newman joined the CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp) in Aubin St. Vaast, France


Jan 7, 1919

Proceeded to England and transferred to the Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot and attached to the 6th Reserve Battalion in Seaford


Jan 31, 1919

Posted to the Depot Company, Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot in Seaford


Mar 13, 1919

Attached to the CRO (Canadian Records Office) OMFC (Overseas Military Force of Canada) Headquarters in London to be employed as a Class 2 Clerk

Reverted to the rank of Corporal at his own request


Apr 14, 1919

Upgraded to Class 1 Clerk


Jul 10, 1919

Granted permission to marry


Aug 28, 1919

Married to Grace Rose Williams in the St. Martin’s Church, Dorking, Surrey


Dec 22, 1919

Transferred to the No. 2 CDD (Canadian Discharge Depot) in London pending return to Canada


Jan 20, 1920

Embarked the SS Scandinavian in Liverpool with his wife Grace



Jan 30, 1920

Disembarked in Saint John, New Brunswick and Taken On Strength Saint John Depot Clearing Services Command


Feb 2, 1920

Discharged from the CEF in Saint John, New Brunswick

Ø  Rank on discharge Corporal

Ø  War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 413469

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge Park St., Peterborough, Ontario

Following his discharge, the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at 943 Water St., Peterborough, Ontario

Cecil Newman rejoined the 57th Regiment, Peterborough Rangers and rose to the rank of Captain by 1933 and commanded a company


May 28, 1970

Cecil Ernest Newman passed away in Peterborough, Ontario


Cecil Ernest Newman is remembered on the Wall of Honour
in Peterborough, Ontario



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