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Frederick Thomas NEWSON

Regimental number157
Place of birthIpswich, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, William Newson, 10 Beaconsfield Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name1st Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Fourth Supplement No. 29664 (11 July 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 176 (30 November 1916).

FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuopus gallantry and good work. He frequently supervised the construction and repair of trenches and parapets under heavy shell fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 129
Date: 21 September 1916

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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