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Sydney Horace Gordon NEWELL

Regimental number523
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolWesley College. Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCharlton Park, Ponto via Wellington, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Priscella Newell, Charlton Park, Ponto via Wellington, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Wesley College Volunteer Cadet Force.
Enlistment date22 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name36th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/53/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 13 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll36th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 7 March 1918

FateReturned to Australia 24 January 1919
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death26

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in a raid on the enemy's trenches. When strong opposition was encountered he led a bombing attack, overcoming the enemy's resistance by his splendid leadership and determination, and enabled the raiding party to enter the enemy's trench. He took over the command of an officer who was wounded, and accomplished his task with great skill. He set a magnificent example throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165
Date: 24 October 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 5619 Lance Corporal Kenneth Gilmore Turner NEWELL, 17th Bn, effective abroad.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 September 1939

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