Opening Hours: 10am to 4pm, Wednesday to Saturday. 1pm to 4pm Sundays. FREE Admission

William Newson

Admitted to:

QVH

Date of Injury:

11/04/1945

D.O.B/Age when admitted:

1917

Cause of Incident:

Natural Causes.

Transferred to QVH:

04/05/1945

Injuries:

Cyst

No. of Operations at East Grinstead:

1



IDENTITY CARD

This is to certify that the patient mentioned below and whose description is stated hereon is the authorised holder of this Identity card.


Forename:

William

Surname:

Newson

Service No:

C983

Nationality:

Canadian


Awards/Honours:

DSO, DFC and Bar

Patient Unit:

405 Sqn

Profession:

Pilot

Patient Rank:

Gp Capt

Death:

24/03/1988

Age at Death:

71yrs

Dr Rank:

Dr Unit:

Notes:

Newson joined the RCAF in 1939, following his graduation from the Royal Military College. He trained as a pilot and completed a specialist navigator's course. He initially flew in Anti-submarine and coastal patrols on Canada's east coast, before transferring to England in 1942. He rose up the ranks fast, becoming Station Commander of RAF Leeming, in North Yorkshire, in Spring 1944. Newson returned to flying in September and completed another operational tour.

Newson reached the rank of Brigadier General, before retiring from the military in 1972.

Glossary:

Further Reading:

As For the Canadians' By Rita Donovan

References:

'William F.M. Newson, D.S.O., D.F.C. & Bar', The Guinea Pig, New Year 1989, pp. 4-5.



East Grinstead Museum Collection:
EGRTM 2751.55 - Black and white headshot of Newson