Patrick Newell was born in 1891, the son of Patrick and Lucy Newell. In 1901, they were living at 16 Little Chapel Street, and Patrick and his parents are joined by his brothers John and Thomas and sisters Lucy and Mary. He was taught at St Joseph’s School, East Street, Wolverhampton
He enlisted with the 6th Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment (number 3740), “a bright and affable young fellow…quick to make friends wherever he went.”On 9 February 1916, a notice appeared in the Express & Star stating that he had been missing since the attack on the Hohenzollern Redoubt on 13 October 1915. His brother, Jack Newell, now of 9 Great Chapel Street, Monmore Green, “would be glad to receive information as to his whereabouts.” Unfortunately, he was killed on that date, as was confirmed by him being featured in the Midland Counties Express “Pictorial Roll of Honour” on 18 November 1916. He is commemorated at the Loos Memorial, as well as on the Monmoor & Victoria Works Memorial.