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Lewis Oscar Newsham

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Roll of Honour, Ranfurly Veterans' Home, detail, 7th Contingent - Irregular Forces, (photo J. Halpin September 2011) - No known copyright restrictions

Roll of Honour, Ranfurly Veterans' Home, detail, 7th Contingent - Irregular Forces, (photo J. Halpin …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Lewis Oscar AWMM
  • Surname
    Newsham AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    John Newsham AWMM
  • Service number
    6379 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    • 9 March 1872 AWMM OmataTaranaki AWMM
    • 9 March 1872 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Martinborough, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Barney Newsham (brother), Whangaroa, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    South Africa Unknown AWMM Stationhand/Civilian 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
    Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
    Measles and septic pneumonia AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Orphaned at early age and brought up by his brothers and sisters

    The AJHR remarks his body was sent to relatives in Auckland. ([Ref. AJHR, 1903 - Vol. III H-I, H-6A, p. 13])

    His family who have read his service record noted "his military personnel files are not very informative - much more concerned that the £5 for his funeral be passed on to family and be signed for"

    Listed at Archives New Zealand as John Newsham but real name was Lewis Oscar Newsham. Additional family information on file

    Father was named Tom Newsham. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    • Waireka Cemetery, Omata, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM Newsham family plot AWMM
    • Waireka Cemetery AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: Taranaki Herald. 1902. 23 August. Volume L. Issue 12053. Column 1. and Column 3. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • St Mary's Church, Vivian Street, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
    • Ranfurly Veterans' Home, 539 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, South African War Memorial 1899 - 1902 AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Stowers, R. (2002). Rough Riders at War: history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer war 1899-1902 and information on all members of the ten New Zealand contingents. Author: Hamilton, N.Z. AWMM
    • Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives of New Zealand. AWMM
      Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives. 1903. AWMM
    • Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives of New Zealand. AWMM
      1902. H.6. Nominal Roll AWMM
    • Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives of New Zealand. AWMM
      1903. Vol III H-1, H-6A, p. 13 AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (1992). Kiwi versus Boer : the First New Zealand Mounted Rifles in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM

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