Sergeant Roy F Newman

25 Sep 1944

Roy Frederick Newman was the son of Frederick and Florence Newman, of Stretford, Lancashire. He enlisted in the General Service Corps, transferred to the Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) and volunteered for airborne forces.

Sergeant Newman successfully completed his Glider Pilot training and was posted to B Squadron, 4 Flight, 1st Wing, The Glider Pilot Regiment, and took part in Operation Market Garden (Arnhem).

Sgt Newman was killed in action on 25 September 1944, aged 19, and was given a field burial in a garden near the junction of Benedendorpsweg and Kneppelhoutweg. He was re-interred to Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery on 22 August 1945.

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