Frank Newberry

Name   Frank Newberry

Number    Lance Corporal 4555

Battalion   7th Battalion

Place of Birth   Birmingham England

Next of Kin   His father, Mr C H Newberry 38 Radnor St Handsworth Birmingham England

Date and place of enlistment   Melbourne 22/9/1915

Physical details on enlistment   Age 25, 6’ ¼”, 12 stone 12 pounds, blue eyes and brown hair.

Religion   Church of England

Occupation   Horse driver

Date and place of death He was killed in action on 4/10/1917

Location of grave or memorial He has his name on the Menin Gate Ypres Belgium

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He was from Tarwin

Military History

  • 22/9/15 He enlisted in Melbourne
  • 28/1/16 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Themistocles
  • 3 years in the Senior cadets
  • 28/2/16 He disembarked Suez
  • 29/3/16 He embarked Alexandria
  • 4/4/16 He disembarked Marseilles
  • 29/7/16 He was taken on strength in France
  • 29/11/16 He was appointed a Lance Corporal
  • 15/3/17 He was admitted to hospital sick
  • 4/4/17 He had an injured ankle but rejoined his unit on the same day
  • 1/5/17 He was wounded in action but stayed on duty
  • 23/8/17 He went on leave
  • 5/9/17 He rejoined unit
  • 4/10/17 He was wounded in action in Belgium and later reported killed in action on that day.
  • In his will dated 31/12/15 he left all to his father.
  • A letter from the War Graves Commission in 1955 stated that Lance Corporal Newberry’s remains were recovered from an isolated grave in France and reburied in the Cement House Cemetery Langemarck Belgium. The Commission was seeking an address for a next of kin.
  • His father received his medals, plaque and scroll.

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