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JAMES NEWTON

NEWTON, JAMES

RANK:   PRIVATE        SERIAL NO:  16/686                         

UNIT:    2nd  MAORI BATTALION PIONEER CORPS 

BORN:   16/03/1881  -  TE ARAROA, EAST COAST, N.Z.        

DIED:     05/08/1917        KILLED IN ACTION
              
PLACE:   MESSINES, BELGIUM    

SINGLE:              RELIGION:   C of E

WIFE:    
    
PARENTS:   

SIBLINGS:   
    
NEXT OF KIN:   Ihaia HUTANA (foster father),WAIPAWA

OCCUPATION:  LABOURER

EMPLOYER:   W. MORRISON, TAIHAPE

LAST NZ ADDRESS:  C/-  H. NEPE, HASTINGS

HEIGHT:  5’ 8½”        WEIGHT:    11st 3lb        CHEST:   34½”

COMP:   DARK         EYES:   BROWN        HAIR:  BLACK
    
EDUCATION:   4th EDUCATIONAL STANDARD

GRAVE/MEMORIAL:   MESSINES RIDGE (N.Z.) MEMORIAL, BELGIUM

ENLISTED:   TAKAPUNA        DATE:   01/07/1915  

MAIN BODY:                   REINFORCEMENT: 2nd  MAORI     

MILITARY RECORD:
01/07/1915.  POSTED  ‘B’ COMPANY, 2nd MAORI  REINFORCEMENT, TRENTHAM.
18/09/1915.  EMBARKED WELLINGTON FOR SUEZ ON HMNZT 29 ‘WAITEMATA’.
26/10/1915.  DISEMBARKED SUEZ, EGYPT.
26/01/1916.  ADMITTED No.1 AUSTRALIAN STATIONARY HOSPITAL (ISMAILIA).
02/02/1916.  ADMITTED DERMATOLOGICAL HOSPITAL, ABBASIA.
02/04/1916.  DISCHARGED TO N.Z. BASE DEPOT.
13/04/1916.  EMBARKED FOR FRANCE FROM PORT SAID, EGYPT.
17/05/1916.  REJOINED UNIT (PIONEER BATTALION) FROM EGYPT IN THE 
        FIELD.
12/07/1917.  PROCEEDED ON LEAVE.
24/07/1917.  REJOINED UNIT FROM LEAVE.
05/08/1917.   KILLED IN ACTION, MESSINES, BELGIUM.

CHARGE SHEET:
16/11/1915,  BROKE INTO CANTEEN (ZEITOUN); AWARDED 21 DAY DETENTION.
24/05/1916.  LATE FOR PARADE (ARMENTIERES, FRANCE), ADMONISHED.
30/05/1916.  DRUNK ON PARADE (ARMENTIERES), 28 DAY FIELD PUNISHMENT
        No. 2.
09/09/1916.  LOSS OF AMMUNITION (ROUEN), STOPPAGE OF PAY 3 DAYS.
08/10/1916.  DAMAGING PRIVATE PROPERTY, IN THE FIELD.
28/10/1916.  NOT PROPERLY SHAVED (IN THE FIELD), TO REPORT 6-30pm
        EACH EVENING PROPERLY SHAVED FOR 2 WEEKS.
28/01/1917.  LOSS OF EQUIPMENT (ROUEN), STOPPAGE OF PAY 12 DAYS.
10/04/1917.  LEAVING HIS POST WITHOUT PERMISSION, 7 DAYS CONFINED 
        TO BARRACKS.
21/04/1917.  ABSENT FROM QUARTERS 8-30pm TO MIDNIGHT, 14 DAYS FIELD
        PUNISHMENT No.2.

                                                      

 

AWARDED:    
BRITISH WAR MEDAL.
VICTORY MEDAL.
1914-15 STAR.