William Newbrook

Personal Details

Born: 17 September 1896 in Whitchurch, Shropshire.

Family: He was the third of seven surviving children born to Alfred Newbrook, a labourer, and his wife Sarah Ann, nee Lea. He married Edith Newbrook in 1921 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and together they had eight children; Beryl, Beatrice, Sylvia, John A, Audrey, Annie, Jean and Joan.

Residence: In 1901 his family were living at 5 Castle Hill, Whitchurch but ten years later their address was 20 Highgate, Whitchurch. The 1919 Absent Voters` List has an address of 9 Pepper Street, Whitchurch for him. In 1911 this was a boarding house. By 1939 he and his family were living at 58 Wayland Road, Whitchurch. This continued to be his home until his death in 1968.

Employment: In 1911 he was described as a grocer`s errand boy. By 1939 his occupation was a railway carter undertaking heavy work.

Died: In 1968 in Whitchurch, Shropshire, aged 71, and buried on 16 February 1968 in Whitchurch cemetery.


Military Details

Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation

Further Military details not known.


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