|Place of birth||Sorell Tasmania|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||94 Charles Street, Launceston, Tasmania|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Brother, E V Newitt, Mount Pleasant, Sorrell, Tasmania|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||12th Battalion, Machine Gun Section|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||12th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his platoon with great gallantry and skill, repelling the enemy and capturing a machine gun and inflicting many losses.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Re-embarked from Melbourne as 2nd Lt, 12th Bn, 21st Reinforcement, on board HMAT A23 'Suffolk', 30 September 1916.
Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal