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Regimental number447
Date of birth1 June 1876
Place of birthWilliams District, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinBrother, T W Newman, Highbury, Western Australia
Enlistment date4 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 6 June 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll447A
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 November 1918

Military Medal

'At LOUVERVAL, FRANCE, on 15th April 1917, Private NEWMAN went out under enemy fire in front of the line held about 200 yards and carried in one of our men who had been wounded earlier in the action.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Discharge date31 March 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Fremantle, 6 June 1916; disembarked England and attached to 3rd Training Bn.

Proceeded overseas for France, 16 September 1916; taken on strength, 11th Bn, 29 September 1916.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 27 September 1917.

Wounded in action, 22 April 1918 (gun shot wounds, abdomen, throat, arm, thigh); transferred to England, 19 May 1918; admitted to Endell Street Military Hospital, London, 20 May 1918. Transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, 3 July 1918; discharged to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 4 September 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Marathon', 6 November 1918; disembarked Fremantle, 24 December 1918; discharged 31 March 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II in 1st Australian Graves Registration and Engraving Unit and Directorate of Graves Registration: Middle East, 5 February 1941-1 April 1942; New Guinea, 9 September 1942-25 July 1943, 25 September 1945-11 November 1945.
Date of death8 August 1976
Age at death100
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery (Anglican Section, Lawn Area 6, Plot T, Row 16), Perth, Western Australia

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