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John William Newman, 28th Regiment of Foot
« on: Sunday 06 September 20 18:49 BST (UK) »
I have found two privates (service nos 2217 and 4428) named John Newman, who received medals serving in the 28th Regiment of Foot in the Crimean War, and would appreciate any help in identifying which of them was John William Newman. 

John William Newman was a private in the regiment when he became father to Elizabeth Mary Newman, born in Salford on 8 March 1851 and baptised on 11 May 1851 in Manchester Cathedral, and William Joseph Edgar Newman, born in Sculcoates, in 1853.  Newman's widowed wife Mary remarried on 19 November 1856.  My assumption is that Newman died during, or as a consequence of, the Crimean War, but I have not found a record of his death.         

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Re: John William Newman, 28th Regiment of Foot
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 06 September 20 19:30 BST (UK) »
Possible clue - 2217 John Newman was stationed in Manchester for the 1851 census with 28th Foot  aged 25 married born Barking Essex.  Elizabeth Mary's birth is listed in the army births - 28th Regiment.

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Re: John William Newman, 28th Regiment of Foot
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 06 September 20 19:59 BST (UK) »
Many thanks MaxD.


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Re: John William Newman, 28th Regiment of Foot
« Reply #3 on: Monday 07 September 20 09:38 BST (UK) »
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I have found two privates (service nos 2217 and 4428) named John Newman

It's not 4428 - it's 4028. He was discharged to pension in 1860: https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=GBM%2FWO97%2F1487%2F121%2F001&parentid=GBM%2FWO97%2F1487%2F766737
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Re: John William Newman, 28th Regiment of Foot
« Reply #4 on: Monday 07 September 20 14:12 BST (UK) »
Many thanks Shaun J, that clears it up.  Someone put a very useful 1857 map of Manchester/Salford on Rootschat, which meant I could see that John Newman's wife and child were living a few streets from the barracks in 1851. His medal citation has WO as remarks.  I don't know what that means.  Wounded perhaps?