|Place of birth||Geelong, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Hazeldene, Sheffield, Tasmania|
|Age at embarkation||33|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Florence May Newlands, Hazeldene, Sheffield, Tasmania|
|Previous military service||Previously served in South Africa (6 months); Royal Australian Artillery, Victoria, for 4.25 years; Instructional Staff at time of AIF enlistment.|
|Place of enlistment||Pontville, Tasmania|
|Rank on enlistment||Regimental Quarter Master Sergeant|
|Unit name||12th Battalion, Headquarters|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/29/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Captain|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||12th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'For most conspicuous bravery, and devotion to duty, in the face of heavy odds, on three separate occasions. On the first occasion he organized the attack by his company on a most important objective, and led personally, under heavy fire, a bombing attack. He then rallied his company, which had suffered heavy casualties, and he was one of the first to reach the objective. On the following night his company, holding the captured position, was heavily counter attacked. By personal exertion, utter disregard of fire, and judicious use of reserves, he succeeded in dispersing the enemy and regaining the position. On a subsequent occasion, when the company on his left was overpowered, and his own company attacked from the rear, he drove off a combined attack which had developed from these directions. These attacks were renewed three or four times, and it was Captain Newland's tenacity and disregard for his own safety that encouraged the men to hold out. The stand made by this officer was of the greatest importance, and produced far reaching results.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
|Family/military connections||Brother:  2nd Lt Alfred Lindsay NEWLAND, 15th Bn, killed in action, 8 November 1916.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 25-28 April 1915 (gun shot wound, arm); admitted to 1st General Hospital; rejoined unit, 26 May 1915.
Promoted 2nd Lieutenant, 2 June 1915. Transferred to take charge of transport, Alexandria, 9 June 1915. Promoted Lieutenant, Gallipoli, 15 October 1915. Taken on strength, Transport Details, Maadi, 3 November 1915. Admitted to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Ghezireh, 13 November 1915 9dengue fever); discharged to unit, 23 November 1915.
Promoted Captain, 1 March 1916; Adjutant, 15 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 5 April 1916.
Admitted to 38th Casualty Clearing Station, 4 December 1916 (pyrexia, unknown origin); transferred to 2nd General Hospital, Havre, 6 December 1916; discharged to duty, 12 December 1916; rejoined Bn, 18 December 1916.
Attached for duty to 2nd Infantry Brigade Headquarters, 18 December 1916.
Mentioned in Despatches.
On leave, 21 January 1917.
Wounded in action, 26 February 1917 (gun shot wound, face: slight); admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, 27 February 1917; transferred to 7th Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, 1 March 1917; discharged to Base Details, 5 March 1917; taken on strength, 1st Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 7 March 1917; rejoined unit, 25 March 1917.
Wounded in action, 6 May 1917 (gun shot wound, left armpit, and admitted to 5th Field Ambulance; transferred same day to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station; to No 1 Red Cross Hospital, Le Touquet, 7 May 1917; transferred to England, 15 May 1917).
Awarded Victoria Cross.
Commenced return to Australia, 21 July 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 18 September 1917, for onward travel to Tasmania; discharged, 2 March 1918 (medically unfit).Medals: Victoria Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
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