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.