|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Fishery Creek, Maitland, New South Wales|
|Address||Clifton, Clarencetown, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||27|
|Next of kin||Father, G R Newson, Clifton, Clarencetown, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Newcastle, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||3rd Battalion, 21st Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/20/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||3rd Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 7 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 21 November 1916.
Marched in to 1st Training Bn, Larkhill, 11 December 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 15 February 1917; taken on strength, 3rd Bn, 11 March 1917.
Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, Belgium, 26 October 1917 (pyrexia, unknown origin), and transferred to Divisional Rest Station; transferred to 2nd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, 29 October 1917, and thence by Ambulance Train No 26 to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Wimereux, 30 October 1917; to England, 6 November 1917 (influenza), and admitted to East Suffolk Hospital, Ipswich, 7 November 1917; discharged on furlough, 20 November 1917, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 4 December 1917.
Marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 20 December 1917.
Found guilty, 28 January 1918, of in Trowbridge, 26 January 1918, neglecting to obey AIF HQ Order 719, i.e. in Trowbridge without a pass: awarded forfeiture of 1 day's pay.
Proceeded overseas to France, 1 February 1918; rejoined Bn, 7 February 1918.
Appointed Lance Corporal, 6 June 1918.
Detached to Australian Corps School, 5 October 1918; rejoined Bn, 25 October 1918.
On leave to United Kingdom, 17 January 1919; rejoined unit from leave, 12 February 1919.
Marched out to England for return to Australia, 25 February 1919; marched in to Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery, Heytesbury, 20 March 1919.
Marched in to No 2 Group, Sutton Veny, from Heytesbury, 18 April 1919.
Married Violet Annie BROWN, spinster, aged 27, at St Mary's Church, Paddington, London, 21 May 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Katoomba', 8 August 1919; discharged, Sydney, 9 November 1919.
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalDied of pulmonary tuberculosis and haemoptysis.
|Date of death|
|Age at death||46|
|Place of burial||Church of England Cemetery, Seaham, New South Wales|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, NEWSON Edward Henry|