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Name: Daniel Edward Treymain Newell Rank: Lieutenant Service: Royal Naval Reserve HM Submarine Thames Date of Birth: May 1911 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Date of Death: August 3, 1940 Age at Death: 29 Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial Panel Reference: Panel 44, Column 1. Listed on the Dundee International Submarine Memorial Listed on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial Commemorated on Page 615 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on January 1 (Not listed on the Yarmouth War Memorial) Daniel Edward Treymain Newell’s father, George Mitchell Newell (1876-1964), was born in Clarks Harbour, Shelburne Co., Nova Scotia and married Edna Gertrude Kenny (1878-1977) in Yarmouth, in December 1902. He was the brother of George Ronald (1904-1979), and Jennie Margaret (1907-2001). Lieutenant Newell was born in Yarmouth in May 1911. He was the husband of Margaret Yvonne Newell, of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. At the age of ten years, his family was living in Nanaimo, British Columbia where his father was employed as a tug boat master. Lieutenant Newell enlisted in the Royal Naval Reserve where he served as a Midshipman between 1927 and 1932. Between 1932 and 1935 he served as an Acting Sub-Lieutenant. In August, 1935 he was appointed Lieutenant and served in that rank until his death. HMS Thames (N71) was river-class submarine. On September 14, 1932, after commissioning, the submarine was assigned to the Mediterranean, stationed at Malta. In August 1939 the submarine was recalled to home waters, and was assigned to 2nd Submarine Flotilla with the Home Fleet. From there the submarine undertook interception patrols, searching for German U-boats, surface raiders and blockade runners. After refitting during the winter it was active in the North Sea in the spring of 1940. HMS Thames was reported overdue on August 3, 1940, and it is believed that the submarine struck a mine off Norway in late July or early August 1940. The submarine was operating from Dundee with the 9th Submarine Flotilla when she was lost.
Daniel Edward Treymain Newell
Sources and Information: Commonwealth War Graves Commission