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Samuel William Townsend NEWMAN

Regimental number1960
Place of birthNorthamptonshire, England
SchoolNorth Reading, England
Age on arrival in Australia30
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPainter
AddressNyngan Street, Nyngan, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinWife, Mrs Annie Mary Newman, Nyngan Street, Nyngan, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed three years in volunteers, under the late Duke of Norfolk.
Enlistment date10 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name54th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/71/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A37 Barambah on 23 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 4 November 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death38
Place of burialWimereux Communal Cemetery (Plot VI, Row G, Grave 2A), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
159
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Sarah NEWMAN; husband of Annie NEWMAN, corrie Road, Post Office, North Manly, New South Wales. Native of Northampshire, England
Family/military connectionsHe had two brothers in the English army one was killed the other in Egypt. (Annie Mary Sophie Newman Widow)
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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