A. W. Newcombe
Service no. 33465
Private, Bedfordshire Regiment, 8th Battalion
Born at Marylebone; enlisted at Bedford; lived at Watford, Hertfordshire
Killed in action on 27 June 1917, aged 23
Son of William Newcombe, of 96 Southville, Clapham Common, London.
Remembered at Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, France
Alfred Newcombe, 17, worked as a grocer’s assistant and lived at 89 Priory Grove, where his family occupied four rooms. William Newcombe, his 42-year-old father, was a labourer from Wembworthy, North Devon; his mother, Betsy Eady, 43, was from Peterborough. Alfred’s sister, Maud Newcombe, 16, born in Clapham, worked in a factory.