William Hardy NEWTON

Birthplace
Brisbane
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Boilermaker
Enlisted
13-August-1915
Place
Toowoomba
Age
18
Status
Single
Service No
3170
Rank
Private
Unit
25th Battalion, 7th Reinforcements
Embarked
30-December-1915
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Egypt, Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
01-March-1917
Place
Pozieres, France
Cemetery or Memorial
Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont, France
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial and St Stephen’s Uniting Church Toowoomba Fallen Soldiers’ Memorial.

 

Brother of 3401 Lance Corporal George Oakley Newton (later Captain, Royal Flying Corps)

 

William Newton arrived in France from Egypt in March 1916. In July he was wounded in action and transferred to Norfolk War Hospital in England. After recovering he was given leave, followed by two months at Perham Down training camp before re-joining his unit in France in February 1917. He was killed in action at Pozieres in March, shortly before his 20th birthday.