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Francis Featherston Newman

Portrait of Captain Francis Featherston Newman MC, Archives New Zealand, AALZ 25044 5 / F1873. Image may be subject to copyright restrictions.
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Francis Featherston AWMM
  • Surname
    Newman AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    Jan 1886 AWMM AWMM
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  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Dr Alfred Kingcome Newman MP (father), Wellington AWMM
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Wars and conflicts

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  • War
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    Army AWMM
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Cross (MC) AWMM
    Citation: "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. His reconnaissances were of great value to the brigade. He continually kept in touch with the enemy and reported the disposition of our own troops. When in command of a section of guns left behind to cover a withdrawal he engaged the enemy till they were within 300 yards, firing over open sights." "For conspicuous gallantry while attached to the Royal Field Artillery. During an action the British infantry had retired and Lieutenant Newman's guns on one ridge were confronted with the German artillery advancing over another ridge. By his coolness and determination he kept his guns in action until the infantry could come up, so that the British Artillery was saved. For this he earned high commendation, was promoted to a captaincy and awarded the M.C. [Military Cross]." AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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  • Enlistment
    WW1 1915 AWMM AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

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About death

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  • Death
    10 January 1977 AWMM
    WanganuiManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
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