|Place of birth||Richmond, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Father, F C Newsome, Kidd's Road, Dandenong, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Dandenong, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||16th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/33/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||1756|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||8th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Family/military connections||Brothers: 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.|
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 death|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, NEWSOME William|