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The Rushden Echo and Argus, 17th September, 1943, transcribed by Gill Hollis
Rushden Family Record

The promotion to Pilot Officer (from Flight Sergeant) of Fred Newell, second son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Newell, of “Yallourn,” Blinco-road, Rushden, draws attention to a very meritorious family record.

Mr. Newell, senr., is an old soldier who fought in the last war. His elder son, Robert, is a lieutenant in the Pioneer Corps, serving with the Middle East Forces, and in civilian life was foreman clicker at the Kettering works of Messrs. Bignells, Ltd.

Pilot Officer Fred Newell, whose commission was announced last week, is now instructing “somewhere in Scotland,” having a long list of operations over Germany to his credit. He joined the R.A.F. from the clicking department of Messrs. Bignell’s factory in Crabb-street, Rushden, and his wife (Nee Miss Joy Draper) resides at 17, Park-road.

Lily, the sister of Robert and Fred, is a wireless operator in the A.T.S. and was formerly in the office of Messrs. George Wilson, Ltd.

All three were connected with the Park-road Baptist Church, took an active part in Sunday School work, and were members of the Baptist Recreation Club.

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