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Regimental number1424
Place of birthRichmond, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 9"
Weight155 lbs
Next of kinFather, F C Newsome, Kidd's Road, Dandenong, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 November 1914
Place of enlistmentDandenong, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1756
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 June 1919
Discharge date23 September 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 919/59566 Pte Frederick Charles NEWSOME, 3rd Bn, returned to Australia, 24 January 1919; 1425/59570 Pte Harry NEWSOME, 3rd Bn, returned to Australia, 10 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, England

Transferred to 8th Bn, Gallipoli, 11 July 1916; joined 8th Bn, 18 July 1915.

Wounded in action, 7 August 1915 (shell wound, abdomen), and admitted to No 2 Field Dressing Station, and transferred to Casualty Clearing Station; to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 13 August 1915 (injury to chest); to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, 13 August 1915; to Ras el Tin Convalescent Home, 22 September 1915 (fractured rib); discharged to Australian Base, Ghezireh, 22 November 1915.

Attached to AIF Kit Store, Ghezireh, 28 June 1916.

Embarked Alexandria for England, 3 September 1916; marched in to Details Company, 18 September 1916; attached for duty to AIF Kit Store, 22 September 1916.

Married Florence ANGER, spinster, aged 20, St Augustine Anglican Church, Fulham, 14 March 1917.

Appointed Temporary Lance Corporal.

Promoted ER Corporal, 1 August 1917.

Admitted to Fulham Military Hospital, 26 May 1918.

Promoted ER Sergeant, 31 May 1918.

Rejoined unit from hospital, 5 June 1918.

Retransferred to 8th Bn, 22 October 1918, pending return to Australia.

Taken on strength, AIF Kit Store from 8th Bn, 6 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Bremen' (Family Ship), 4 June 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 25 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 23 September 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death4 November 1953
SourcesNAA: B2455, NEWSOME William

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