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Henry Simpson NEWLAND

Date of birth24 November 1873
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolCollegiate School of St Peter, Adelaide, South Austral;ia
AddressStrangways Terrace, North Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation41
Height5' 9"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs E M Newlands, Strangways Terrace, North Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed as Surgeon, 1st Battalion (Cadets), 1907-10.
Enlistment date14 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentMajor
Unit nameStationary Hospital 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/70/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 5 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Service Order

Recommendation date: 23 September 1917

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919

Distinguished Service Order

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 30
Date: 25 March 1920

Discharge date7 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Orontes', 15 May 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 28 June 1919; appointment terminated, 7 September 1919.

Medals: Commander of the Order of the British Empire, Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death13 November 1969
SourcesNAA: B2455, NEWLAND Henry Simpson

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