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Basil William NEWSON

Regimental number205
Date of birth11 May 1883
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolEchuca Grammar School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank accountant
AddressBank of New South Wales, Cootamundra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinE Newson, Kalmina, Normanby Street, Middlle Brighton, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name2nd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollR205
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Pay Corps
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularJoined the Bank of New South Wales, Moama branch, 11 May 1899 (ledger keeper, January 1905; accountant, August 1905). Transferred to Rozelle branch (as teller), November 1910; to Wagga Wagga branch, January 1911; to Grenfell branch, June 1913; to Cootamundra branch, November 1913.
FateReturned to Australia 21 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Re-enlisted, 7 December 1916, ad re-embarked from Sydney, 24 January 1917, on board HMAT A68 'Anchises', as R205, Lance Sergeant, 30th Bn, 13th Reinforcement.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 February 1972
Sources'Bank of New South Wales Roll of Honour' (Sydney, 1921), p. 301.

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