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Rowland NEWTON

Regimental number483
Place of birthTrentham, Victoria
SchoolKyneton College, Victoria
OccupationEngine driver
AddressPO, Werribee, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Newton, PO, Werribee, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Kyneton State School Cadets.
Enlistment date12 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name14th Battalion, D Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe left Australia with the original 14th Battalion in 1914. Was of the "Landing" on Gallipoli. In leading a section of men on Turkish positions the night of 28/4/15 he was killed in action at "Courtneys Post" Gallipoli. (Edward Newton Brother)
FateKilled in Action 28 April 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialCourtney's and Steel's Post Cemetery (Row E, Grave No. 6), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Nicholas and Mary NEWTON, Werribee, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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