Son of Mary Ann Newlove, husband of Maud of Takaka, Nelson.
Three brothers were killed within a week : Leslie Malcolm (31530); Leonard Charles (33755), Edwin (40234)
Enlisted and posted to C Company, 19th Reinforcements, 24 July 1916. Transferred to Camp Details, Trentham Camp, Upper Hutt, 13 August 1916; transferred to Camp Details, Featherston Camp, Wairarapa, 2 September 1916; transferred to C Company, 19th Reinforcements, 4 September 1916.
Embarked onboard HMNZT 'Tahiti' in Wellington and proceeded overseas to England, 15 November 1916. Disembarked Devonport, England, marched in to Sling Camp and taken on strength Canterbury Infantry Regiment, New Zealand Reserve Group, 29 January 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 1 March 1917. Disembarked and attached to New Zealand Infantry and General Base Depot, Etaples, France, 3 March 1917. Joined 2nd Battalion, Canterbury Infantry Regiment in the field and posted to 12th (Nelson) Company, 25 May 1917.
Reported missing, believed killed in action, 12 October 1917.
Court of Enquiry in to fate of Private Leslie Malcolm Newlove held in the field, 11 November 1917.
'On the morning of 12 October Private Newlove was with my section up until we reached about 50 yards from our jumping off trench. At this spot we met heavy machine gun fire. I missed Newlove at this spot. I saw no more of him.' Statement of 6/3245 Lance Corporal George James Henry BELL, 12 (Nelson) Company, 2nd Battalion, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, to Court of Enquiry, 11 November 1917. Statement corroborated by 26233 Private William Cheviot ADAMS, 12 (Nelson) Company, 2nd Battalion, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 11 November 1917.
'Missing, believed killed in action in the field, France, on 12 October 1917': Finding of Court of Enquiry, 11 November 1917.
Wife: Maud Myrtle Newlove, Takaka, Nelson AWMM