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Keith Robert NEWTON

Regimental number287
Place of birthCoopernook New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressCoopernoola, Manning River, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Alexander Newton, Coopernoola, Manning River, New South Wales
Enlistment date15 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 March 1916
Place of enlistmentCoopernook, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 5, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/10/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 May 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll287B
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateKilled in Action 30 May 1918
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialBorre British Cemetery (Plot I, Row D, Grave No. 23), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
175
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alexander and Annie NEWTON, 'Belmore', Coopernook, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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