NEW Alfred Arthur

Category: Military
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment or Ship: Royal Sussex Regiment
Service Number(s): G/4267
Occupation: Draper's Assistant
Date of Birth: 1892
Place of Birth: Epsom, Surrey
Address: 55 Reginald Road, Bexhill

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Family Information

Parents:          Arthur Henry New, b.1864 in Croydon, and Edith Ester New, b. 1868.


Edith Marjorie New, b. 1891 in Penge, Surrey.

Albert Norman New, b. 1895 in Epsom.

Eveline Ivy New, b. 1899 in Bexhill.

Leslie Thomas New, b. 1900 in Bexhill, d.1970 in Surrey. W0253 NEW Leslie Thomas

Dorothy Mavis New, b. 1902 in Bexhill.

Wynnie Elsie May New, b. 1906 in Sussex.

In 1901 the family were living at 82 Reginald Road but by 1911 had moved to 55 Reginald Road. Arthur’s occupation is given as railway porter.

Spouse: Leslie married Florence Ellen Summers on 30th June 1919 at St. Paul’s Church in Haringey. Florence was born in 1891 and died in 1972 in Haringey.

In 1911 Alfred was working at Hannington’s Store in Brighton as a draper’s assistant and was lodging in the household of Mr. Burt, 11/12 Brighton Place, Brighton.

First World War Experience

Alfred entered the war on 31st August 1915 and was discharged on 6th August 1919. All we know of Alfred’s war service apart from that is that he served in the 9th and 13th battalion of the Royal Sussex Regiment – rising from the rank of Private to that of Lance Corporal. He was wounded sometime in 1917 as a small article appeared in the Bexhill Chronicle dated 29th September of that year stating that “Lce-Corpl A. A. New (4727), Royal Sussex Regiment, is officially reported wounded”.

If the 4727 reported is meant to be his service number it is incorrect. The documented service number is definitely G/4267.

Alfred was awarded the Victory Medal, the British War Medal, and the 1915 Star.

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