Mr Guy Newton - Border Regiment- 19th Indian Division
A Brave Man -
Never was he ever bored. What memories he has stored, Of those wartime bygone years. Remembering brings him near to tears. Memories of battles past Still linger in his mind; His youth had passed so fast, And never again to find. His youth was spent in jungles green, To fight for England was his aim; The toil, the fear, made him so keen For victory, without fame.
It is with a heavy heart and sincere condolences to his family, that we say farewell to one of Slim's forgotten soldiers.
After being born in Horncastle, he lived all his life in Woodhall Spa. At age 14 he started work at Waterhouses' bakery on the Broadway, which was his lifetime job - the only interruption was being called up. On 10th December 1941 Guy was called up to be a Private, serving in the 14th army in India, Burma and Singapore. He returned to Woodhall in 1947. He was exceptionally proud of being honorary member and patron of 'The Road To Mandalay' Living History Group. Guy is now reunited with his wife Agnes and his Burma comrades
Rest Easy Sir, thank you for all the times we shared together, and your pride of being Patron to the Road To Mandalay. You shall forever be in our thoughts, thank you for the memories. Slainte Mhath Sir, God speed and Rest in Peace.