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Albert James Newton

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Private A. J. Newton, Otago Infantry, wounded. Otago Witness, Issue 3193, 26 May 1915, Supplement. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Private A. J. Newton, Otago Infantry, wounded. Otago Witness, Issue 3193, 26 May 1915, Supplement. I …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Albert James AWMM
  • Surname
    Newton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    AJ AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 8/1140 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    27 February 1889 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Mokotua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    T. Newton (father), Mokotua, Southland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • Somme AWMM
    • Battle of the Somme AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 8/1140 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
    OtagoNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Albert Newton was the son of Thomas and Mary Newton, of Kapuka, Southland.

    His brother, Ernest William Newton (8/3155), also served during World War I.

    The memorial plaque was issued to all service people who had died during the war and was sent out to the next of kin .The plaque is made of bronze and is 120mm in diameter. The inscription on the plaque has the following "He (or she) died for freedom and honour". In the near centre of the plaque is the name of the serviceperson.A memorial scroll was also sent in conjunction with it which had the details of the serviceperson on it.

    Auckland War Memorial Museum Scars on the Heart "Remember" display. Items are a memorial plaque, scroll and Gallipoli medal. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    27 September 1916 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France AWMM

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Sources

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16 August 2023Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
22 December 2016AllanRotoruaResearcher

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