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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: Military personnel file
Sources Used: Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
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