Charles James Newman (Redlynch)
This article has been prepared by Carolyn Birch, Chair of Redlynch and District Local History Society:
The following information was kindly given by Juan Phillimore, a local resident who has spent her life in the village. Charles James Newman was her great uncle and lived at Park Gate, (his daughter was Esme North):
Charles James Newman
Charles James Newman was born in Redlynch to Charles and Lydia Newman. He is shown on the right of the photograph, with, possibly, Alf Brown on the left. He enlisted, aged 19 years, in the Coldstream Guards on 2nd September 1914 and was discharged on 30th June 1916 after being wounded.
He received a medal for serving with the Expeditionary Force Overseas from 1914 – 1915, believed to be the Star Campaign Medal (the ribbon for this still exists). He was also awarded the Victory and British Medals. His name appears in the Roll of Honour on the Redlynch War Memorial in Quavey Road.
Charles James Newman – Signing-up Record 2nd September 1914: