William was born on 17 May 1894 Polstead, Suffolk, England, the eldest child of George and Rosa nee Beer. He joined the army on 12 June 1911 and remained a serving soldier until his death in India on 3 May 1931. Here he is as a prisoner of war during WWI
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Isidore NEWMAN (1916-1944)
Isidore NEWMAN was born in Leeds, Yorkshire on 23rd Jan 1916, the son of Joseph and Tilly NEWMAN nee COHEN Russian Jewish immigrants. In 1939 he was a school teacher and when war declared he joined Royal Corps of Signals, but in July 1941 he was transferred to SOE's French Section in July 1941. While serving in France in 1944 he was captured and transported to Mauthausen concentration camp. on 7th Sep 1944 along with other members of the SOE, he was shot at or near the camp's quarry. Isidore NEWMAN was made a posthumous MBE in 1946.
More information on his work for the SOE can be found on the following website http://nigelperrin.com/isidorenewman.htm#.WDVzy7KLS02
John Henry Newman was an important figure in the religious history of England in the 19th century. Newman's elevation to the rank of cardinal took place on 12 May 1879. His beatification was officially proclaimed by Pope Benedict XVI on 19 September 2010 during his visit to the United Kingdom.