Jack Mead
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Newman John Mead (1891 - 1951)

Newman John (Jack) Mead
Born in Hackney, London, Englandmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in London, Englandmap
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Biography

Newman John (Jack)is the son of Newman Mead and Martha Roberts.

It seems he was named after his father, Newman.

From records it seems that Jack was born in Hackney.

Jack was a mounted policeman in the London Metropolitan Police. He also served in World War 1.

It was 1951 when Newman passed away from pneumonia.

Newman John Mead. [1][2][3][4][5][6] J Mead. [7] Found multiple versions of name. Using Newman John Mead.

Born 05 APR 1891. Hackney, London. [8][9] 1892 Clapton, Middlesex, England. [10] Found multiple copies of birth date. Using 05 APR 1891

Died 27 APR 1951. London, England. [11] JUN 1951. Lambeth, Greater London, England. [12] Found multiple copies of death date. Using 27 APR 1951

Residence 02 APR 1911. St John-at-Hackney, London, England. [13][14] England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland. [15] England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland. [16]

Event: other 28 MAY 1951. London, England. [17]

Note: #N31.

Marriage Husband @I48@. Wife @I513@. Child: @I273@. Marriage 16 MAY 1914. Haverstock Hill St Andrew, England. [18]

Notes

Note N31Joined the Metropolitan Police, mounted, 22/111920 - Division W (Clapham), Warrant No. 111042.

Sources

  1. Source: #S3 Database online. Record for Newman John Mead
  2. Source: #S9 Database online. Record for Newman Mead
  3. Source: #S33 Database online. Record for Newman John Mead
  4. Source: #S34 Residence date: Residence place: England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland
  5. Source: #S34 Residence date: Residence place: England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland
  6. Source: #S58 Database online. Record for Newman Mead
  7. Source: #S2 Database online. Record for Newman J Mead
  8. Source: #S2 Database online. Record for Newman J Mead
  9. Source: #S3 Database online. Record for Newman John Mead
  10. Source: #S9 Database online. Record for Newman Mead
  11. Source: #S33 Database online. Record for Newman John Mead
  12. Source: #S2 Database online. Record for Newman J Mead
  13. Source: #S9 Database online. Record for Newman Mead
  14. Source: #S58 Database online. Record for Newman Mead
  15. Source: #S34 Residence date: Residence place: England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland
  16. Source: #S34 Residence date: Residence place: England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland
  17. Source: #S33 Database online. Record for Newman John Mead
  18. Source: #S3 Database online. Record for Newman John Mead
  • Source: S2 Ancestry.com England & Wales, Death Index 1916-2005 Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2007; Repository: #R1 NOTEGeneral Register Office, England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes, London, England: General Register Office
  • Repository: R1 www.ancestry.co.uk
  • Source: S3 Ancestry.com London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010; Repository: #R1
  • Source: S33 Ancestry.com England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010; Repository: #R1 NOTEPrincipal Probate Registry, Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England, London, England © Crown copyright.
  • Source: S34 Ancestry.com British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920 Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008.Original data - Army Medal Office. WWI Medal Index Cards. In the care of The Western Front Association website.Original data: Army Medal Office. WWI Medal Index Cards. In the care of Th; Repository: #R3
  • Repository: R3 Ancestry.co.uk
  • Source: S58 Ancestry.com 1911 England Census Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Repository: #R1 NOTECensus Returns of England and Wales, 1911, Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA), 1911
  • Source: S9 Ancestry.com 1911 England Census Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011; Repository: #R1 NOTECensus Returns of England and Wales, 1911, Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA), 1911



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AN EARLY HISTORY

In the census of April 1911 Jack was described as a 'Milk Carrier', in all probability transporting milk for the Dairy his father worked for. However, later that year, in May 1911, he enlisted in the 12th Lancers, 3447 Trooper Mead, NJ. May 1911 is when this number for the Corps of Lancers was issued. He probably chose the 12th Lancers as that was the regiment that his elder brother, William Thomas, had served in during the Boer War.

Whatever the reason he arrived in France on the 15th August 1914 and was one of the original expeditionary force arriving in France to meet the German Army. By the time he joined the regiment he held the rank of Lance Corporal (which was an appointment and unpaid back then) and there is a photo of him in the dress uniform of the 12th Lancers where his L/Cpl stripe can be seen.

The 12th Lancers served on the Western Front throughout World War I. In the mobile opening months of the war, cavalry played a vital role. On 28 August 1914, C Squadron of the 12th Lancers, led by Lt-Col Wormald, made a successful charge against a dismounted squadron of Prussian Dragoons at Moy.

We don't know what Jack's particular role was during WW1 but we do know that he progressed from the rank of Trooper in 1911 to Squadron Quartermaster Sergeant in 1920. Quite a fast promotion but, during the war, it was quite possible if he was a good soldier and other soldiers were killed and in all 166 officers and men of 12th Lancers died in World War I. He served with the lancers until 1920.

On the 22 of November in the same year he joined the Metropolitan Police, Division W (Clapham), Mounted division. His Metropolitan Police Warrant no was: 111042.

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The above history has been gleaned from the few wartime documents that still exist.

1) From the Nominal roll of 12th Lancers 1914-1919: Name Mead, N J Regimental no: 3447 Lance Corporal Squadron : not recorded Dates 16.8.1914 - 17.8.1914 Embarked 16.8.1914, joined regt 17.8.1914. Regiment 12th Lancers

2) In Jack's case all we have are his medal cards which give details of the medals that he was awarded: The 1914 Star, The British War Medal and The Allied Victory Medal. The 1914 Star would be impressed on rear as Lance Corporal 12th Lancers. The British War and Victory would be impressed on rims with SQMS 12th Lancers.

Jack's medal cards do hold a little more information, they confirm his entry into France and, on one of them there is a note that, on 12 Jan 1921 the Commisioner of the Metropolitan Police had forwarded a role of Police Constables entitled to medals.

Anybody interested in finding out more about these medals can find many sites that give both photos and explanations. eg: http://www.1914-1918.net/grandad/themedals.htm

3) Some of Jack's Police service records still exist and there are copies in the National Archives.


posted 27 Jul 2012 by Simon (Mead) Meade   [thank Simon]
From Val Scales (nee Mead) 6/10/2009. My grandfather was Newman John, my name for him was Parda (I have no idea how that name came about.) My recollections of him are unfortunately a little vague as he died when I was 5 years old (in the Spring of 1951)....... my first memory of Parda was as a mounted policeman in London, he would take me to the stables to see the horses, I seem to remember his white horse went by the name of Bubbles. Nana & Parda lived in a police flat in Tulse Hill, London, I remember staying with them there from time to time. I was told later in life that Parda adored me....I was the first grandchild & only granddaughter (they had only been able to have the one child (my dad) & had apparently longed for a little girl.) Nana & Parda also thought the world of my mum (Irene) & were a great support to her during the second world war when my dad was fighting overseas....I remember mum telling me the story of Parda appearing suddenly, when she & her mum were attending a WI meeting in Beckenham & very gently telling her that my dad had been wounded in battle & was being shipped home (he wanted to break the news to her gently before she received it officially.) I believe he was an artist (as was my dad) & remember many oil paintings hanging on the walls of the flat.

Parda retired from the metropolitan police at age 60 & became seriously ill a few weeks later, dad took me to see him in St Thomas's hospital in London a few day's before he died of phenomena in the spring of 1951........ I've always felt this was so sad, as this is an illness that can so easily be taken care of with antibiotics these day's.

posted 6 Oct 2009 by Helen (Mead) Seretis
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