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Walter Hugh NEWMAN

Regimental number144
Place of birthNewcastle New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressStockton, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinStep-Father, William Emslie, William Street, Stockton, New South Wales
Enlistment date7 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name34th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/51/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 2 May 1916
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty from 28 to 31 August, 1918, near Clery-sur-Somme and Marrieres Wood. He repeatedly went in front of his company, firing his Lewis gun from the hip, twice destroying enemy machine gun nests. During a counter attack by the enemy, he crawled out with the gun and completely disorganized it.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

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