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Harry Edgar NEWTON

Regimental number2762
ReligionChurch of England
Address94 Glebe Road, Glebe, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, H E Newton, 94 Glebe Road, Glebe, New South Wales
Enlistment date22 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 1 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. The enemy shelling was intense, and his section suffered many casualties. He collected the remainder of his men, and kept up supplies and rations to the men in the front line, continually going backwards and forwards through heavy barrages organizing the work. It was largely owing to his devotion to duty that the company in the line were kept supplied with ammunition and rations.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

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