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Name: Robert Glenwright Newell Rank: Private Service Number: F/7082 Regiment: North Nova Scotia Highlanders, R.C.I.C. Date of Birth: July 15, 1912 Place of Birth: Shag Harbour, Shelburne Co., NS Date of Enlistment: October 2, 1939 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Address At Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Age at Enlistment: 27 Height: 5 feet, 5½ inches Weight: 155 lbs. Complexion: Dark Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown Trade: Fisherman Marital Status: Married Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: Mrs Edith Cavell Newell (Wife) Centerville, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne Co., NS Date of Death: December 16, 1945 Age At Death: 33 Cemetery: Brookwood Military Cemetery Woking, Surrey, England Grave Reference: 58. A. 5. Commemorated on Page 550 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on November 18 Robert Newell was the adopted son of George Washington Newell and Julia Ardella Newell and husband of Edith Cavell Newell, of Oak Park, Shelburne Co., Nova Scotia, Canada. He was the father of Blanchard William Newell. He served with the 6th Anti-Aircraft Battery at Yarmouth from September 6, 1939 to November 24, 1939. He enlisted at Yarmouth and after service at Halifax, Dartmouth, Debert, and Newfoundland, transferred to Infantry. He then completed Basic Training at No. 60 CIBTC, Yarmouth in 1944. Private Newell served in Canada from October 2, 1939 to November 20, 1944, in the United Kingdom from November 21, 1944 to January 22, 1945, and in Northwest Europe from January 23, 1945 to September 25, 1945. He returned to England on September 26, 1945 where he served until his death. He was hospitalized and died from illness on December 16, 1945. Sources and Information: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Veterans Affairs Canada
Robert Glenwright Newell