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9988   Private Joseph Newell
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 21/10/1914 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
Joseph Newell was a son of Rachel Newell and the late William Newell of North Street, Stewartstown. He joined the army at young age and for two years prior to the war was an Officer’s servant. His Master was medically unfit for active service and it could have been arranged that young Newell could have remained with him at home but Joseph Newell elected to go to the Front. On the 21st October 1914, the Inniskillings came under a ferocious attack and were driven back a few hundred yards. It was during this attack that Joseph lost his life.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Ploegsteert Memorial
  Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, 
Grave Ref: Panel 5
CWGC Casualty 1642934
The Ploegsteert Memorial stands in Berks Cemetery Extension, which is located 12.5 Kms south of Ieper town centre, on the N365 leading from Ieper to Mesen (Messines), Ploegsteert and on to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg (N336). 3.5 Kms along the N336 lies a fork junction with the N365. The N365, which forms the right hand fork, leads to the town of Mesen. The Cemetery lies 3 Kms beyond Mesen on the right hand side of the N365, and opposite Hyde Park Corner Royal Berks Cemetery.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Donaghendry Church Of Ireland Roll Of Honour WWI Stewartstown
2 Stewartstown Cenotaph -- WWI Stewartstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 26
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Newell family 1901 census lists Joe as 6 years old
2 1911 Census lists Newell Family 1911 Census does not list Joseph as living with the family at house 29 in North Street, Stewartstown
3 John Newell Brother
4 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Joseph Newell