Walter NEWTON (NEWTOWN)

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NEWTON (NEWTOWN), Walter

Service Number: 291
Enlisted: 2 February 1915, Liverpool, New South Wales
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 18th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bowen Park, New South Wales, 27 December 1891
Home Town: Orange, Orange Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Bowen Park State School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Delville Wood, France, 27 December 1916, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Guards Cemetery, Lesboeufs
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Orange Cenotaph
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World War 1 Service

2 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 291, Liverpool, New South Wales
25 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 291, 18th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
25 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 291, 18th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Sydney
15 Nov 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 18th Infantry Battalion
27 Dec 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 291, 18th Infantry Battalion

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Biography

"...291 Private Walter Newton, 18th Battalion, of Orange, NSW. A labourer before enlisting in February 1915, Pte Newton left Australia for Egypt in June 1915 and arrived on Gallipoli in August 1915. He spent less than two weeks on the Gallipoli peninsula before he was wounded and evacuated to Malta with diarrhoea. He rejoined the 18th Battalion in Egypt in January 1916, and proceeded to France for service on the Western Front in March 1916, where he advanced to the rank of Sergeant (Sgt) by November 1916. Sgt Newton was killed whilst on a working party at Delville Wood, near Longueval on 28 December 1916, aged 25." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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