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John NEWMAN

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Date of birth1 March 1880
Place of birthPort Pirie, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationAgent
AddressElizabeth Street, Mullingar, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinWife, Mrs I Newman, Elizabeth Street, Mullingar, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Enlistment date30 September 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name11th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 31 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Service Order


Recommendation date: Refers September-October 1917

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', 28 May 1918; 'Commonwealth Gazette', 24 October 1918.

DSO


Recommendation date: 8 March 1918

FateReturned to Australia 24 September 1918
Medals

Distinguished Service Order


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173
Date: 7 November 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal. Temporarily commanded 9th, 10th and 11th Battalions for short periods, 1918.
Date of death10 November 1938

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