Heritage > WEAR William Herbert Newton: 1890 -1916 KIA ANZAC
Avenue of honour Upper YarraThe Upper Yarra Museum has initiated a project to recreate a Memorial avenue of trees dedicated to the WW1 fallen from the old Upper Yarra Shire. The reformed avenue is to be planted along the old railway line, now the Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail by Anzac Day 2015.

poppieWilliam Herbert Newton WEAR

 

On Cenotaph Fallen Panel W H N Wear
On Memorial Tree plaque 2014 William Herbert Newton WEAR
Born Rocky Lead near Ballarat, Victoria
Occupation Sawyer
Enlisted 10.7.1915
Age 25 2/12 years
Service No 3965, Private
Next of Kin Wife: Mrs Stella May Wear, West Warburton
Unit 5th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement.
Embarked on: Unit embarked from Melbourne 23.11.1915 on board HMAT A40 Ceramic
* Killed in action 19.8.1916 ,13th General Hospital, Boulogne, FranceDied of Wounds Age 26
Cemetery or memorial details Boulogne Eastern Cemetery FrancePlot V11 Row B Grave 147
War Service First World War The Western Front.
Medals British war medal, Victory medal , Star Medal, Memorial scroll, Memorial plaque
Rolls Of Honour Panel 45 Australian War Memorial Canberra; Wesburn Honour Roll,West Warburton District Roll of Honor at Wesburn Primary School Political Labour Council Yarra Junction Branch, Upper Yarra RSL

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EARLY LIFE

William attended the Rocky Lead State School near Ballarat in Victoria

Religion: Church of England.

MILITARY SERVICE

FAMILY / MILITARY CONNECTIONS

Son of Patrick and Louisa Wear.

Wife Stella’s Address: 245 Bay St Brighton

SOURCES

Commemorating the Fallen – Yarra Junction Cenotaph – The Great War 1914 – 1919 [Paperback] Bob Sutherland

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour: William Herbert Newton WEAR

Australian World War I Service Record:William Herbert Newton WEAR

Commonwealth War Graves Commission, William Herbert Newton WEAR

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