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Edward Henry NEWSON

Regimental number6549
Date of birth4 October 1887
Place of birthFishery Creek, Maitland, New South Wales
AddressClifton, Clarencetown, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 8.25"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, G R Newson, Clifton, Clarencetown, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 September 1915
Place of enlistmentNewcastle, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 August 1919
Discharge date9 November 1919
Other details

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 Medal

Died of pulmonary tuberculosis and haemoptysis.
Date of death17 November 1933
Age at death46
Place of burialChurch of England Cemetery, Seaham, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, NEWSON Edward Henry

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