Jack Hainsworth Maxwell Newall was born in Huyton, near Liverpool, Lancashire on 1st October 1895, the only son of Marian Perrin Knight Newall of Wharton Hall, Winsford, Cheshire and the late William Newall Maxwell Newall.
Jack was educated at Charterhouse School, going up to Trinity College Cambridge from where he enlisted in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve as an Able Seaman. He is commemorated on the rolls of honour at both these educational institutions.
Jack is also commemorated in St James the Great Church, Audlem, the home of his maternal grandparents and Christ Church Wharton, Winsford, Cheshire (a memorial was placed in the organ frieze; his mother donated the organ to the church. The organ has now been removed but the frieze and memorial remain). There is also a recorded grave for Jack in the Dalry Parish Church graveyard, Dumfries and Galloway; it is possible that this was purchased but never used as there is no headstone. He is also commemorated on the rolls of honour for Charterhouse School and Trinity College, Cambridge.
His medals are displayed in Christ Church Wharton, Winsford, Cheshire.
We can find no link between Jack and Marbury, so why he is commemorated on the memorial in Marbury Church must remain a mystery.
Regiment : Drake Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Rank : Sub Lieutenant
Service Number : Z/1779 (when Able Seaman)
Killed in Action; France 13 November 1916 Aged 21
More information about Jack Hainsworth Maxwell Newall is available from Charterhouse War Memorials.
Information provided by Whitchurch Museum and Archives