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William Frederick Newsome

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William 'Billy' Frederick Newsome (c1886- )

Born the son of Frederick Newsome, a Journalist, and his wife Annie Jane. Possible connection with C. T. Newsome

1908 June. 'Thomas Reginald Speck, 15, Stanley Road; William Frederick Newsome, 6, Stanley Road; and Arthur Edward Griffin, Poplar Crescent, Earlsdon; all motor drivers of Coventry, were summoned for leaving motor-cycles on the highway at Stoneleigh on June 18th, thereby causing an obstruction.'[1]

1908 Isle of Man TT Races rode a Triumph - Forth place

1909 Isle of Man TT Races rode a Triumph - Third place

1910 Isle of Man TT Races rode a Triumph - Eighth place

1911 Billy Newsome, riding a modified Triumph, set the world's one-hour speed record at Brooklands.[2]

1911 Boarding at 19 Paradise Street, Coventry: William Frederick Newsome (age 25 born Ravensthorpe, Yorks), Motor Cycle tester. In the house of George Percy Browett.[3]

1911 Isle of Man TT Races rode a Triumph - Twelfth place

1912 Not listed for the TT races

1913 Isle of Man TT Races rode a Douglas - Second place

1914 Isle of Man TT Races rode a Douglas - DNF

1925 Billy Newsome on a 349cc Humber motorcycle. (Photograph).[4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Leamington Spa Courier - Friday 26 June 1908
  2. Triumph : A Century of Passion and Power By Lindsay Brooke
  3. 1911 Census
  4. Morton's Archive