(Known as Joseph Higginson, before their father died, then as Joseph Newton). Pte 34294 Lincs Regt., 26879 Labour Corps, 94686 Royal Defence Corps. b1890 Leeds. 1911C 50 Fleet Street. Brother of Charles Newton/Higginson and Percy Newton/Higginson (and James Newton/Higginson, b1876 Hathersage, a police constable in Sheffield City Police, who did not serve in the forces.) sons of the late Thomas Francis (b1852 Hathersage, registered as ‘Higginson’ but baptised as ‘Newton’), a Hackle Pin Grinder, and Martha Newton (née Barber, b 1854 Castleton). In 1891C the family is called Higginson living in Leeds. In 1898 father Thomas Francis Newton dies in Sheffield, mother Martha does not remarry. The whole family appear on 1901C & 1911C in Sheffield, as ‘Newton’.