Census Address: Borderville Cottages
Place of Birth: Kings Lynn, Norfolk
Date of Birth: 1897
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Borderville Cottages

Charles Newton – Borderville Cottages

Charles Newton was born in 1897 in Kings Lynn, Norfolk. In 1901 he was living in Hereward Street, Bourne, Lincolnshire, with his father William, aged 32, and his mother Emma, aged 25, and his paternal grandparents. There was a baby, Alfred, a few months old, but he died before the 1911 census and a daughter, Dorothy was born in Leicester in 1906. William’s occupation was ‘maltster’ but by 1911 he was working as a farm labourer on Borderville Farm, Ryhall Road, Stamford and the family was living in Borderville Cottages belonging to the farm.

Charley was still at school in 1911 but on the outbreak of WWI he enlisted in the army. He became driver 49162 in the Royal Field Artillery and was awarded the British and Victory medals plus a 1915 star.

There is no record of his death during the war and no record has been found of his subsequent marriage or death postwar.