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My father (82) has for many years spoken about Reg and was there on the day he was killed (actually my fathers 19 birthday). My father was in tears thinking and talking about him this very morning (Remembrance Sunday). We would love to know more about his surviving relatives - can you help? Janet thank you so much for putting this article up - I've searched the net and Canvey Island Chip shops for years for any information. Please call me 07795308203 or e-mail. My father has the 'full story' and he thought the world of Reg - he'll be amazed to see the print out later this evening. Thanks again, Russell Harbison (John's son)

By Russell Harbison
On 11/11/2012

Email on its way to you Russell

By Janet Penn
On 11/11/2012

I am Reg Newman's daughter, now residing in Perth, Western Australia after emigrating with my husband and family in 1981 - My mother Sarah-Jane known as Jean, also lives out here in Australia, and I know she would love to get any information about my father's death - as would I, as there were several stories that went around the family and I have never know which one was the truth. I thank you for posting this article and shall be attempting to contact you very shortly - I have been a 'member' of the Canvey website for some years now and can be reached through there via email if you so desire.

By Trish Nicholls (nee Newman)
On 12/11/2012

hi trish I did not realise I was writing about your dad. I have some details already so will forward to you.

By Janet Penn
On 12/11/2012

After receiving details of Regs death from David Thorndike. I am amazed and shocked to know he was the father of my very good friend Pat Newman (Trish). We are in the process of rebuilding our War Memorial Wall at The Paddocks and the information i have been handed will enable us to have his name put on the Roll of Honour

By Joan liddiard
On 03/08/2014

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