|Place of birth||187 Albany Rd, Petersham, New South Wales|
|School||Crystal Street School, Petersham|
|Address||Milton 4 Merton Street, Stanmore, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||27|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Ealleanora Harriett Newton, Milton 4 Merton Street, Stanmore, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||25th Infantry Scottish Rifles (7 years; still serving)|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||17th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/34/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||17th Battalion|
|Fate||Died of disease
|Place of death or wounding||Died at Wimmerause Hospital, France|
|Age at death||29.1|
|Age at death from cemetery records||29|
|Place of burial||Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row J, Grave No. 12), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Henry and Agnes NEWTON; husband of Mrs E. NEWTON, 4 Merton Street, Stanmore, New South Wales. Native of Petersham, Sydney|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 7 October 1916, and promoted Voyage Only Corporal the same day; disembarked Plymouth, England, 21 November 1916.
Promoted Extra Duty Pay Corporal, 22 November 1916.
Marched into 5th Training Bn, Rollestone, 7 December 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 16 January 1917; marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 17 January 1917, and reverts to the rank of Private, the same day.
Taken on strength of 17th Bn, in the field, 19 February 1917.
Admitted to No 7 Australian Field Ambulance, 7 March 1917 (haemorrhoids); transferred to No 3 General Hospital, Rouen, 11 March 1917; to No 2 Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 13 March 1917; discharged to Base Details, 19 March 1917; marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 29 March 1917.
Rejoined 17th Bn, 8 May 1917.
Promoted Lance Corporal, 1 July 1917.
Admitted to No 6 Australian Field Ambulance, 19 September 1917 (ulcer, right leg); transferred to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Boulogne, 20 September 1917; discharged, 4 January 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 7 January 1918.
Rejoined 17th Bn, 27 January 1918.
Admitted to No 10 Australian Field Ambulance, 31 January 1918 (septic right leg); transferred to No 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 31 January 1918; discharged, 27 February 1918; rejoined unit, 1 March 1918.
Promoted Temporary Corporal, 12 October 1918.
Admitted to No 5 Australian Field Ambulance, 14 October 1918 (broncho pneumonia); transferred to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Abbeville, 14 October 1918.
Died, No 3 Australian General Hospital, 25 October 1918.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, NEWTON Rupert Henry David|