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Lance Corporal Cleaver Lawrence Alfred Newitt
Lance Corporal Cleaver Lawrence Alfred Newitt, number 3707676, enlisted on the 16th May 1925 for seven years in the Regular Army and 5 years in the Reserve, at the age of 18 years and 325 days. His employment on enlistment is shown as 'junior clerk', He was was promoted to Lance Corporal in 1929. He was in Palestine with the 1st Battalion of the King's Own when he was awarded the 1st Class Certificate of Education. He was discharged to the reserve on 11th February 1933 from which he was recalled at the start of the Second World War. He was mobilised on 2nd September 1939 but discharged from military service on 17th March 1940 as he ceased to fulfil army physical requirements. He was therefore not in military service at the time of his death on 11th November 1941.
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