Wilfred Newman
(1913-1929)

Wilfred Newman was the third child and oldest son of the six children of Alfred Newman and his wife Clara Emma Gilbert of Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.

Wilfred Newman with a greyhound, circa 1925. Photo: Andrew Martin
Above: Wilfred Newman with a greyhound, circa 1925. Photo: Andrew Martin.

In his short life, he was a fan of Coursing - and he was a member of the Isle of Ely Club up until his death. He also worked for a short while as a Kennel Attendant, no doubt connected to the coursing club.

Wilfred died in December 1929, from a combination of three conditions which would have bore him extreme pain. He had already had a kidney removed at Addenbrookes Hospital three months before. His obituary noted that he died "following a long and painful illness borne with great cheerfulness and courage".

He was a Student at The Boy's National School on Silver Street, Ely and he had also attended the Wesleyan Chapel and Sunday School.

Wilfred was a talented artist, and a number of his drawings have survived showing his love of coursing and horses.



Life Events

Born

  • 1st August 1913 at Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.

Death

  • 4th December 1929 at 5 Waterside, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England, aged 16 years. Cause of death: 1. Septicemia, 2. Ureteral Fistula, 3. Tuberculosis Kidney.

Burial

  • 7th December 1929 in grave A245[U] at Ely City Cemetery, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.

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