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
- 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.