B110149 Rifleman Charles George Newman was born on 25 March 1919 in Toronto, Ontario, the son of William Henry Newman and Evelyn Mary Murphy. He had one brother and two sisters. His brother Gordon also served in the Canadian army in WWII.
He attended St Peter’s Separate School and left school at age 17 after two years of high school at Central Commerce. He’d spent 6 months workings as a store clerk at Loblaws before he enlisted.
Newman spent 30 days in the Royal Regiment of Canada’s militia battalion before he enlisted in the active service army on 11 March 1942 in Toronto.
He trained in Simcoe (where he was hospitalized for 4 days with influenza) and Camp Borden and was confirmed in the rank of Corporal in August 1943 and arrived in England with a reinforcement unit in September 1943. He was posted to The Queen’s Own Rifles on 20 November 1943 and reverted to Rifleman on 26 February 1944 at his own request.
Rifleman Newman landed on Juno Beach on D-Day, 6 June 1944 and was killed in action, at age 25. He is buried in Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, grave reference I. A. 8.