2nd Lieutenant Newnham Liebman Winstanley

4th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment

Died: 13rd November 1916

Age: 21

Newnham Liebman Winstanley, elder son of RR Winstanley, of Heathcot, Beaumont, Jersey, was born 6th January, 1895. He entered College in January 1905, and remained for six years. He became a cricketer of great promise, and was in the XI in 1909 and 1910. In conjunction with (Richard?) Meade he laid the foundation of what is still the record score in a Guernsey match. [Note this was written in 1920].  On leaving school he went into Parr’s Bank.

Early in the War he was given a commission in the 4th Battalion, The South Staffordshire Regiment, with whom he was training in Jersey until he went to the front in the Summer of 1916. He was in some of the later fighting on the Somme and was reported missing on [13rd] November. Some weeks later it was ascertained that he had been killed at Beaumont Hamel on that date. He was buried at Arras.

(The above text appears in the Book of Remembrance of Victoria College published in 1920. There appears to be a typographical error in the date of death, which is corrected above to match CWGC records and gravestone)

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