William Harding Newton
Yeoman 3rd Class, Navy
Hometown: Bedford, VA
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: October 31, 1941
Died In: about 250 miles South of Iceland
Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart
Yeoman Third Class Newton served aboard the USS Reuben James DD-245 when it was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-552 while escorting Convoy HX-156. Sadly, 116 sailors perished and only 44 survived.
He is buried in Daleville Cemetery, Botetourt County, Virginia.