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Full Name
Thomas John Newson
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Thomas John
Surname
Newson
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
10/928
First Known Rank
Private
Next of Kin
Miss L. Newson (sister), 16 Crossley Street, Holloway, London, England
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Manunui, New Zealand
Military District
Wellington
Body on Embarkation
Main Body
Embarkation Unit
Wellington Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date
16 October 1914
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Limerick or Arawa
Destination
Suez, Egypt
Page on Nominal Roll
537
Campaigns
Gallipoli
Last Unit Served
Wellington Infantry Battalion
Place of Death
Malta to Gallipoli
Date of Death
13 September 1915
Year of Death
1915
Cause of Death
Died of wounds
Cemetery Name
Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta
Description of Image
Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916
Additional Information
From the spring of 1915, the hospitals and convalescent depots established on the islands of Malta and Gozo dealt with over 135,000 sick and wounded, chiefly from the campaigns in Gallipoli and Salonika, although increased submarine activity in the Mediterranean meant that fewer hospital ships were sent to the island from May 1917.
Archives NZ source
Sources Used
Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
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