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Augustus George NEWMAN

Regimental number21260
Place of birthWitcombe, Gloucestershire, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTeamster
AddressWhiporie, Grafton Line, via Casino, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 4.25"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs L J Newman, Whiporie, Grafton Line, via Casino, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 October 1915
Place of enlistmentLismore, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit name9th Field Artillery Brigade, 36th Battery
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 7 June 1918
Discharge date19 August 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 11 May 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 10 July 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 1 January 1917; taken on strength, 9th Field Artillery Brigade (108th Battery), 6 January 1917.

On leave to England, 7 February 1918. Admitted to 7th General Hospital, Bristol, while on leave, 22 February 1918; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 28 March 1918 (tachycardia); discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 2 May 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Essex', 7 June 1918; disembarked Sydney, 1 August 1918; discharged Brisbane (medically unfit), 19 August 1918 (chromatic cardiocosis).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death25 May 1967
Place of burialCoraki Cemetery

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