Wilfred Newman

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


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


  • 4th December 1929 at 5 Waterside, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England, aged 16 years.

Cause of Death

  • 1. Septicemia
    2. Ureteral Fistula
    3. Tuberculosis Kidney.


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

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