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Trooper William Newham

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: William Henry Newham

Ancestor's date of birth: 13/11/1879

Ancestor's date of death: 29/08/1964

Cause of Death: Not Stated

Service Number: 1821

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Sydney

Unit: 3rd Australian Commonwealth Horse

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: On enlistment

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): PTE, Date Effective: 17/07/1917

Murray Page: 181

Contingent: Second Australian Commonwealth Contingent

Ship: Manhattan, Date of Sailing: 01/04/1902

Memorial details: His grave is unmarked in Cowra Cemetery NSW - Old Roman Catholic Section.

Awards/Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with SA 1902 clasp. British War Medal, Victory Medal. Defence Medal.

Personal Characteristics: Height 185 cm, weight 72 kg (1917) brown eyes and brown hair. Born in Bakers Creek Boarowa NSW.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: No active service seen in the Boer War.

Service and life after the Boer War: He enlisted in the 1st Austrlian Light Horse in WW1 1917-1918 where he served in Palestine. He was called up in 1941 and served with the 4th Auxillary Horse Transport. He put his age down.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Jarrod Angus Johnson-Smith, Cowra NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Nephew

 


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