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Joseph Lewin NEWMAN

Regimental number1074
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
Address128 Short Street, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 5"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Caroline Marshall, 128 Short Street, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 March 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 38
Date: 29 April 1920

Discharge date18 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to hospital, 9 September 1915; transferred to England, 30 October 1915, and admitted to 5th London General Hospital, Lambeth.

Proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, France, 24 March 1916; rejoined Bn, 25 April 1916.

Found guilty, 10 May 1916, of absence when on fatigue: awarded 21 days' Field Punishment no 2.

Admitted to 6th Field Ambulance, 15 May 1916 (scabies); transferred to Hospital, Hazebrouck, 16 May 1916; discharged to duty, 23 May 1916; readmitted to 50th Casualty Clearing Station, 27 May 1916; transferred to England, 10 June 1916, and admitted to Royal Herbert Hospital, 11 June 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Liverpool on board HT 'Czar', 23 March 1919; transshipped Alexandria to HT 'Dongala', 10 April 1919; arrived Melbourne, 16 May 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 18 July 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSecond given name incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Lewis.
SourcesNAA: B2455, NEWMAN Joseph Lewin

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