Marjorie Clark remembers Charles New

His daughter Marjorie Clark tells us that: Soon after his demob he filled a vacant seat in the lifeboat. He became the lifeboat’s signaller and when the Susan Ashley was sold he went with her to Yarmouth and was the last man to step ashore.

Charles New lived at Chessell and worked at Dunsbury Farm. He was also sexton and grave digger at Brook Church. Charlie died in 1977 and his signallers’ flags are now in Carisbrooke Castle Museum together with a certificate for his seventeen and a half years’ service with the RNLI.