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Papers relating to war service of Ernest William Newton and Albert James Newton, 1914 - 1964

documentary heritage
  • Description

    Letters, diaries, press cuttings, photographs, lists of officers killed or wounded from the NZ Division, October, 1917; and maps (Hebuterne, 2nd Somme; Becelaere, German trenches corrected to 16 October 1917; J.5 Central Area, Polygone Wood, Ypres, trenches corrected to 20 December 1917; La Signy Farm, Hebuterne, 2nd Somme, dated 19 April 1918; Armentieres, May to August, 1916; Armentieres, trench map, sheet 36 N.W.

    ; and Eastern and Western Front, dated 27 September 1939), mostly relating to the war service of 8/3155 Lieutenant Ernest William Newton and 8/1140 Sergeant Albert James Newton, both of the Otago Infantry Regiment, 1NZEF.

  • Other Id

    2022 (Presto content ID)

    MS-921 (Reference Number)

    21605 (DBTextworks system ID)

    77/33 (Registration number)

  • Department

Images and documents


  • Object Type
  • Name/Title
    Papers relating to war service of Ernest William Newton and Albert James Newton, 1914 - 1964
  • Date
  • Physical Description

    2 folders

  • Level of Current Record
  • Member Object

    10 items in this collection. View all items.

  • Related Object Notes
    Cenotaph database records for 8/3155 Ernest William Newton and 8/1140 Albert James Newton.
  • Subject Notes
    Albert James Newton was born in 1889. He travelled to Gallipoli with the Main Body but was evacuated with a facial injury on the first day of the landing. He later returned to Gallipoli and was eventually evacuated on 14 December 1915. He was later stationed at Armentieres, France. He was killed in action 27 September 1916 at Somme.
    Ernest William Newton was born in 1887. He volunteered for military service in May 1915, sailed as a member of 'D' Company with the 8th Reinforcements, in November, 1915, and was drafted to 1st Battalion, Otago Infantry Regiment, in Egypt. He was sent to France in April, 1916, and served along with his brother Albert, who was killed on 27 September 1916 at the first battle of the Somme. Ernest Newton later buried his brother Albert's body on the battlefield, after having first gained permission to search for it.
  • Credit Line
    Donated by Mrs Mary [Wentworth] Liddell (daughter of Ernest William Newton), in February, 1977.
  • Last Update
    07 Jul 2023
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