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Henry Charles NEWSON

Regimental number658
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
SchoolState School, Bendigo, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressCreek Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinWife, Mrs Catherine Newson, Creek Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Enlistment date9 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameNo 1 Mining Corps
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 20 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Tunnelling Company
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularTo the question, 'What was his calling?', his wife wrote: 'To fight for his country'.
FateKilled in Action 12 December 1917
Place of death or woundingBelgium
Date of death12 December 1917
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialRed Cross Corner Cemetery (Plot I, Row G, Grave No. 15), Beurny, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
27
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Georgina NEWSON; husband of Kathleen NEWSON, 115 Creek Street, Bendigo
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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