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Ernest Frank Newman

Portrait, standing at attention outside hut, Trentham Camp aged 17 years - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, standing at attention outside hut, Trentham Camp aged 17 years - No known copyright restri …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ernest Frank AWMM
  • Surname
    Newman AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 2/1066 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Waitomo Caves, King-country, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    C.W. Waldock, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 December 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 2/1066 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    Citation for Military Medal (MM): "On the night of the 20/21st April 1918, Bombardier Newman was in charge of a party which was salvaging ammunition from a dump near Colincamps. The area was subjected to continuous machine gun fire and to sharp bursts of heavy shelling. Although the work was being conducted in the middle of the dump, this NCO kept his men together, and went steadily on removing ammunition throughout. By his energy and coolness a splendid [example?] was set to those under him." (London Gazette, 29 August 1918, p. 10142, Rec. No. 2156) AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

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  • Ernest Frank is my great grandfather and I am honoured to be able to live in the peaceful world you fought for.
  • Ernest Frank Newman was my grandfather. I am immensely proud of this fact and thankful that he made it home from WW1, so that his lineage continued. Mostly I am thankful for the guts, grit and loyalty of all of the ANZAC's to protect the freedom and peace of their nation. We are the lucky generations who have benefited from this absolute commitment to humanity and country. They were a great era of men and woman, unmatched I believe by the generations who have followed them. They are the definitive freedom fighters and patriarchs’ of our society. We must remember them.
    Public - Keren - Other Relative - 22 April 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 536 AWMM
    • McDonald, W. (2001). Honours and awards to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Great War, 1914-1918. Napier, N.Z.: Helen McDonald. AWMM
      p. 235. AWMM
    • Byrne, J.R. (1922). New Zealand Artillery in the Field, 1914 - 18. Auckland, N.Z.: Whitcombe & Tombs. AWMM
      p. 311. AWMM


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22 April 2015KerenAucklandOther Relative

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