The AIF Project


Regimental number1662
Place of birthLisle Mount Arther
SchoolState School
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressZeehan, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, Robert Newman, Zeehan, Tasmania
Enlistment date21 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 August 1918
Place of death or woundingBray, Somme Sector, France
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialBronfay Farm Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row G, Grave No. 57), Bray-Sur-Somme, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Ellen NEWMAN, 12 Main Street, Coburg, Victoria. Native of Tasmania
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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