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William NEWPORT

Regimental number5167
Place of birthPenshurst Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationMechanic
Address41 Campbell Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinWife, Mrs Caroline Rebecca Newport, 41 Campbell Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Enlistment date21 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Reinforcement 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 9 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 25 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 30 June 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'Near HOOGE on 20th September, 1917. During the recent operations did most excellent work and during the day of attack personally extinguished an ammunition dump which had been set on fire by the enemyUs barrage.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 January 1972
Place of burialCornelian Bay Crematorium

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