SECOND LIEUTENANT VIVIAN FREDERIC NEWTON
ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS
15TH SEPTEMBER 1916 AGE 19
BURIED: ST SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, FRANCE
Vivian Frederic Newton was his parents only child - their great joy and hence their great sorrow. Except it was his mother's great sorrow as her husband, Vivian's father, had died in 1911.
Vivian was educated at Cheltenham College, left school and went straight to the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Gazetted into the 1st Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers in October 1915, his medal index card shows that he went to France on 24 May 1916. He was wounded on the Somme on 15 September 1916 and died that same day in hospital at Rouen.