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Richmond Harold Newsham

Portrait of Lieutenant Richmond Harold Newsham, Auckland Weekly News, 7 November 1918. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19181107-35-4. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Lieutenant Richmond Harold Newsham, Auckland Weekly News, 7 November 1918. Auckland Libr …


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  • Forenames
    Richmond Harold AWMM
  • Surname
    Newsham AWMM
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    • WWI EA2082 AWMM
    • WWI EA2082 AWMM
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    Male AWMM
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  • Birth
    1884 AWMM
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    • WWI EA2082 AWMM
    • WWI EA2082 AWMM
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    Royal Naval Reserve AWMM
    RNR, RNR Salvage Section, Falmouth Devon Salvage Tug Hughli the fleet auxiliary AWMM
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  • Born Wellington, moved to Thames, in 1913 moved to Britain & married - was serving in the salvage tug as senior engineer when taken over by the RN in June 1916 - was appointed to the RNR as a Lieutenant 1916 - 14 June 1917 tug made fleet auxiliary - hospitalised September 1917 & removed from RNR 14/9/1917 - he died a year later & was buried Hartlepool North Cemetary New E.C. 11b age 32 - note this is a CWGC according to their site even though at time of his death he was discharged from the RNR AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    28 September 1918 AWMM
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