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Lance Corporal 4555

7th Battalion

Birmingham England

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

Melbourne, Victoria 22/9/1915

Age 25, 6ft, 12 stone 12 pounds, blue eyes and brown hair.

Church of England

Horse driver

He was killed in action on 4/10/1917

He is buried in Cement House Cemetery Langemarck Belgium

He was from Tarwin, Victoria

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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