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Regimental number6065
Place of birthGympie, Queensland
SchoolApple Tree Creek, Childers High School, Queensland
OccupationTelegraph messenger
AddressChilders, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Newbigging, Appletree Creek, Isis, Queensland
Enlistment date11 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 8 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal RollSignal Engineers Details
FateKilled in Action 25 May 1918
Place of death or woundingFRANCE
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialLa Vieville COmmunla Cemetery (Grave No. 7), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents; William and Catherine NEWBIGGING, Apple Tree Creek, Childers, Queensland. Native of Gympie, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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