William Newbold was born in 1896 in Coalville. He lived at 175 Central road. He worshipped at St John the Baptist and attended the Church School on Grange Road. In 1911 he was a butchers assistant at the Midland Meat company. He died during WW1 fighting in Polygon Wood at Ypres, Salient of Belgium. He was created by Newbridge High School for the famous 50 Exhibition.
50 first heroes
The Coalville Heroes series celebrates the first fifty volunteers from the Coalville area to take part in the Great War of 1914-18. Most enrolled in August 1914 and left for training on October 30th 1914. They trained at High Tor in Charnwood and Loughborough, then traveled to Southampton to take the steamer to France. Of the 50 volunteer soldiers, 22 returned. Each geocache commemorating a true volunteer soldier.
The GAGB are coordinating this series.
Here is a link to the page https://www.gagb.org.uk/first50heroes.php
There ia also a film about the first 50 - here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zq4-AeN6Was
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