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241757 Pte Joseph Newton
2nd / 6th Lancashire Fusiliers
1915 - 1918
Great Grandfather of Tony Wroe 2RRF

WW1 the story continues - Joseph Newton along with a large number of his comrades was captured during the German Spring Offensive.
The following is an extract from the Middlton Guardian dated Saturday 11 May 1918
Mrs Newton who lives at 47 Brassey Street, Middleton with her two children has received word her husband Pte Joseph Newton aged 28, of the Lancashire Fusiliers is a prisoner of war at Limburg Germany.
This soldier who was employed by Tonge Vale Spinning Co, enlisted on June 10th 1915 and went out to the front on February 27th 1917.
He was slightly wounded in August 1917, but was able to return to his unit. When in Middleton he was connected with the Old Grammer school, he has one brother and two brother-in-law in France.

Pte Joseph Newton 2/6th then 6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers - In my last post my Great Granddad with 436 comrades captured during the German spring offensive on the Somme - at the beginning of the month the Batt strength was 961 on the 30 March they had lost -
26 Officer
20 KiA
436 Missing (later confirmed as KiA or Captured)
27 wounded & missing
145 wounded
1 Died of wounds
Total - 629.
What was left of the Batt was sent to relieve the 2/7th Batt Lac Fus in the front line:
My Great Granddad with others was now on his was to Limberg an der Lahn POW Camp Germany No 863 via Munster.
Picture posted is one taken by the Comite International De La Croix-Rouge (Red Cross) of British troops arriving at Limberg.