CEF Soldier Detail

Captain Denzil Onslow Cochrane Newton
Died: January 9, 1915

Regimental Number:
NA
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry
Company:
Place of Birth:
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Address at Enlistment:
Vierstraat
Date of Birth:
October 27, 1880
Trade or Calling:
Marital Status:
Not Specified
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Date of Enlistment:
September 1, 1914
Age at enlistment:
33
Height:
Chest:
Expansion:
Religion:
Unknown
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Died of Wounds
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
January 9, 1915
Age at Death:
34
Buried at:
Dickebusch Old Military Cemetery, Belgium
Plot:
B. 2a.
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Not Specified
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7299 - 29
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes

Served as Lt with 3rd Battalion, The Bedfordshire Regiment LG#26986 Pg#4195 Dated 13th July 1898.

Also served with The Duke of Cambridge`s own ( Middlesex Regiment ) LG#27141 Pg#8185 Dated 5 Dec 1899.

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Captain Canadian Infantry Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry

Joined the P.P.C.L.I. in September 1914 [an Original].Wounded at Vierstraat January 8, 1915 and died the next day.

Served as a staff Officer for the Governor General of Canada, the Duke of Connaught before joining the PPCLI. He was the First Patricia Officer killed in the Great War. He wandered through the disconnected trench line during the dark night 8/9 Jan 1915. When he attempted to return, he failed to hear his sentry`s challenges and was subsequently shot.( the sentry was Cpl Martin).[ source: With the Patricia`s In Flanders 1914-1918 Then & Now, Pg 24&42]

Awards and Decorations
Member of the Royal Victorian Order
Order of the Rising Sun, 4th Class (Japan)