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Arthur Purdon NEWSON

Regimental number2718
Place of birthNarrandera, New South Wales
SchoolWhitton Public School, New South Wales
Other trainingAgricultural and pastoral
ReligionChurch of England
AddressNimby West, Murrumburrah, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, A Newson, Nimby West, Murrumburrah, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Demicourt 15 April 1917) Rendered valuable services through coolness and skill as L.M. Gunner.'
Recommendation date: 23 April 1917

FateDied of wounds 16 April 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialAveluy Communal Cemetery Extension (Row N, Grave No. 44), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Arthur and Mary NEWSON, Nimby West, Murramburrah, New South Wales. Native of Whitton, New South Wales

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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