Patrick Newcombe

Patrick Newcombe  
Rank: Sapper
Service No: 2534
Place of Birth: Newmains, Lanarkshire
Date of Death: 04/06/1915
Theatre of Death: Gallipoli
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers (2nd (Lowland) Field Coy.)
Memorial: Helles Memorial

Rutherglen Lore information: Husband of Mrs. Newcombe, Main Street, Rutherglen.
Soldier’s effects information: Wife Catherine Newcombe.
1891 census information:
Address: 13 Manse Road, Cambusnethan.
Father: James (28) labourer in iron foundry, born about 1863 in Annan.
Mother: Mary (26) born about 1865 in Kilmarnock.
Brother: James (4) born about 1887 in Newmains.
Self: Patrick (2) born about 1889 in Newmains.
Brother: William J (6 months) born about 1890 in Newmains.

Evening Times 28/6/1915

Newspaper transcript – Mrs Newcombe, Main Street, Rutherglen, received intimation from the War Office on Tuesday that her husband, Sapper Newcombe, 2nd Lowland Royal Engineers, was killed in action on the 11th May at the Dardanelles. Deceased was only connected with the Engineers a little over a year, and married a week before the outbreak of war. His mother resides at Silverbank, Cambuslang.

Daily Record 1/7/1915

Newspaper transcript – Mrs. Newcombe, 1 Princes Street, Rutherglen, has received official information of the death of her husband, Sapper Patrick Newcombe, of the 2nd Field Company Lowland Divisional Engineers. He was 26 years of age, and only eleven months married. He enlisted in March last.