Born in Whitchurch in 1892; the eldest son of John and Elizabeth Newbrook of 43 Yardington, Whitchurch.
The 1911 Census details John's occupation as being an assistant butcher and living at 43c Newtown Street, Whitchurch.
John was working as an Engine Cleaner in the railway steam sheds at Crewe before enlisting in the Army in 1914.
Regiment : 1st Life Guards, Household Cavalry
Rank : Trooper
Service Number : 3359
Killed in Action; France 26th January 1916 Age 23