Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Newman Family in Elgin County Ontario Canada - Joseph Alfred Newman - Part 12

Joseph Alfred Newman was the son of John & Susan was born January 20, 1904. He married Isabella Russell in St Thomas, Ontario. Isabella died April 7, 1971. Joseph died December 10, 1966.

Their son was John Martin Newman was born June 08, 1921, St Thomas, Ontario, Canada. The “Marriage Certificate for Joseph Alfred Newman” shows the following -

            His name                   Joseph Alfred Newman


            Residence                  St Thomas, Ontario

            Birthplace                  Port Stanley, Ontario

            B or W                      Bachelor

            Occupation                Labourer

            Name of Parents        John & Susan Newman

            Her name                  Isabella Russell

            Age                          18

            Residence                  St Thomas, Ontario

            Birthplace                  Edinburgh, Scotland

            Name of Parents         Martin & Isabella Russell

            Date & Place of Marriage     June 6, 1920 St Thomas

            Religion Groom                  Methodist

            Religion Bride                    Methodist

            Witnesses                         Percy & Ethel Edwards


Information Sheet - John Martin Newman Flying Officer -   J86853

Branch of Service:                     RCAF - 427 - Lion SQDN

Date & Place of Birth:                June 8, 1921, St Thomas, Ontario

Parents:                                  Joseph & Isabella Newman

Date & Place of Appointment:     April 6, 1942, London

Theatres of Service:                   Europe

Date & Place of Retirement:        September 10, 1945, Toronto

Rank on Retirement:                  F/O
Remarks:    Shot down over Stutgart, March 15, 1944. POW from March 25, 1944to May 14, 1945 in STALAG LUFT 1 Barth, Germany

ARTICLE - RELEASE FROM HUN PRISON Warrant Officer John M Newman, son of Mrs Joseph Newman of Cleveland, formerly of St Thomas, who has arrived safely in England after being a prisoner of war in Germany for a year and three months. He is the oldest grandson of Mrs A Mutch, Talbot Street and grandson of Mrs John Newman, of Park Avenue of this city. He graduated in the RCAF from Crumlin. WO Newman is a native of St Thomas and went to live in Cleveland when a small boy.

ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE This is to certify that Flying Officer CAN J 86653, John Martin Newman, served on active service with the Royal Canadian Air Force. From 6th April 1942 and was retired under KR(AIR) 151 (1) on completion of a term of voluntary service during an emergency on the tenth day of September 1945. Particulars of Active Service - Service in the theatre of war - yes. Number of occasions wounded - nil. Orders, Decorations, Medals, Mentions, and commendations awarded during above service - 1939 - 45 Star Canadian Volunteer Service Medal & Clasp - Air Observer's Badge. 10th September 1945

ISSUED WAR SERVICE BADGE (General Service Class) No. 253741

Sex:                             Male

Age:                             24

Height:                          5 feet 8 inches

Complexion:                  Medium

Eyes:                            Blue

Hair:                             Brown

Visible marks or scars:   scar on left forehead and right eyebrow

Signature:                     J.M. Newman


Discharged:                   September 10, 1945, Toronto

Enlisted:                       April 06, 1942, London, Ontario, RCAF

Residence:                    Hot Springs Valley, Arkansas

Marriage Certificate of John Martin Newman & Isabella Russell

Name                            John Martin Newman

Age                               21

Born                             June 8, 1921

Residence                      Cleveland, Ohio

Birthplace                      St Thomas, Ontario

B or W                          Bachelor

Occupation                     Communication Tech Supervisor

Name of Parents            Joseph Alfred & Isabella Newman

Her name                      Isabel Ratcliffe

Age                               19

Born                             March 7, 1923

Birthplace                      Hamilton, Ontario

Name of Parents            John Rowan Ratcliffe and Margaret Worden

Date & Place of Marriage   January 23, 1943 in St David’s Church Hamilton, Ontario

Religion Groom              Methodist

Religion Bride                Presbyterian

Witnesses                     Colin Brown & Richard Cowan

They had two sons.

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