Mexborough & Swinton Times, October 26
Father, Brothers and Sister From Conisborough
Not many families will be able to equal the record of the Newsome family of 49, Daylands Avenue, Conisborough, in the matter of service in His Majesty´s Forces.
The father, Mr. Harry Newsome, who saw service in the Boer War and served throughout the last war in the South Lancashire Regiment, attaining the rank of sergeant, is now a section leader in Conisborough Home Guard, and has four sons and one daughter rendering service to the national cause.
A. Newsome, who was home on leave last week, is a driver in the Royal Artillery and has been in the Army for two years;
Harry, better known locally as “Shiner”, is a corporal in the K.O.Y.L.I. and has been out East for the past eight years;
Fred, a young man of fine physique, is a sergeant in the Coldstream Guards has five years service to his credit, and is at present stationed somewhere in England.
Jack is a corporal in the Royal Engineers, is stationed just now at a coastal port which has come in for special attention from the enemy, and has been in the Forces for four years.
Not intending to be out done by her brothers, Miss Alice Newsome joined the N.A.A.F.I. some six months ago, and is shortly expecting to become a member of the W.A.T.S This is a truly remarkable family record.
The Newsome family is indeed a small army of its own. When complimented upon the achievement of her family, Mrs. Newsome modestly remarked that the list could be added to, as she had two sons-in-law serving in the Forces.