The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Trooper William Newham|
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.
Name of Descendant: Jarrod Angus Johnson-Smith, Cowra NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Nephew