Charlie Newick, the son of Henry Newick and Emily Duplock was born in 1886 in Mayfield, Sussex. Henry was an agricultural labourer, so the Newick children (Harry, Charlie, William, Albert, James, Arthur, Frank, May, Sylvan and Emily) were raised on farms in Mayfield and Wadhurst in Sussex. In 1891 they lived at worked at Gold’s farm, Mayfield. In 1901 they were living at 1 Darby’s cottage in Wadhurst and 15 year old Charlie was working as a Carter.

1 Darby’s Cottage, Wadhurst

Charlie married Emily Baker in 1909 in the Ticehurst district. They had 2 children: Sidney Charles Newick in 1912, and Violet May Newick in 1914. Then in 1914, at the age of 28 Charlie was enlisted as a private in the Royal Sussex Regiment during WWI.

Military

Private Charles Newick, 11th (service) Bn. (1st South Down) The Royal Sussex Regiment. Son of Henry Newick, Farm labourer; of 1 Darby’s Cottages, Wadhurst, Sussex, by his wife Emily, nee Duplock b. Gold’s, Mayfield, Sussex 16th April 1866. Occupation – Carter.

From December 1916 to January 1918 the battallion suffered continuous heavy casualties rotating in and out of the trenches around Ypres. By March 1918, what remained of the 11th and 13th battalions were moved to Hem, south of the Somme, where both battalions were practically wiped out in attempting to stem the German offensive in that sector. In early April 1918, those who had survived were transferred back to the salient and put into the front-line trenches at Elzenwalle Chateau. On 26th April, amidst heavy enemy attacks and artillery shelling, Private Newick was killed. Private Newick leaves a widow, Emily, nee Baker. Prior to enlistment he was a member of Wadhurst band, and a willing assistant to the bands of neighbouring parishes at their hospital parades. Age 32.

Tyne Cot Cemetery & Memorial: In Memory and In Mourning – Paul Chapman

Charles was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal for his service and sacrifice.

Facts
  • 1886 - Birth - ; Mayfield, Sussex, England
  • 6 Jun 1886 - Baptism - ; Mayfield, Sussex, England
  • 26 April 1918 - Death - ; British Expeditionary Force
  • 1911 - Residence - Churchsettle Cottage, Wadhurst. Working as a domestic gardener. Married to Emily. ; Wadhurst, Sussex, England
  • 1901 - Residence - 1 Darbys Cottage. Working as a Carter''s son (age 15) ; Wadhurst, Sussex, England
  • 1891 - Residence - Gold''s Farm, Mayfield ; Mayfield, Sussex, England
  • 1911 - Residence - Churchsettle Cottage, Wadhurst. Working as a domestic gardener. Married to Emily. ; Wadhurst, Sussex, England
  • 1901 - Residence - 1 Darbys Cottage. Working as a Carter''s son (age 15) ; Wadhurst, Sussex, England
  • 1891 - Residence - Gold''s Farm, Mayfield ; Mayfield, Sussex, England
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Charles Newick
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Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Charles Newick
Birth1886Mayfield, Sussex, England
Death26 April 1918British Expeditionary Force
MarriageOctober 1909to Emily Baker at Ticehurst, Sussex
FatherHenry Newick
MotherEmily Duplock
PARENT (F) Emily Baker
Birth6 Dec 1888Horsemonden, Kent
Death
MarriageOctober 1909to Charles Newick at Ticehurst, Sussex
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
FViolet May Newick
Birth24 Oct 1914
Death
MSidney Charles Newick
Birth9 Feb 1912
Death