George Albert NEWBOUND


NEWBOUND, George Albert

Service Number: 65
Enlisted: 9 February 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 22nd Infantry Battalion
Born: South Melbourne, Victoria, October 1885
Home Town: Burnley, Yarra, Victoria
Schooling: Eastern Road State School , South Melbourne.
Occupation: Cook
Died: Suicide, Shrapnel Gully, Gallipoli, 1 October 1915
Cemetery: Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli
Shrapnel Valley Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 46), Gallipoli, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

9 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 65, 22nd Infantry Battalion
10 May 1915: Involvement Private, SN 65, 22nd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
10 May 1915: Embarked Private, SN 65, 22nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Johan Moors, Footsteps in 1914-1918

Pte George Albert Newbound

22nd Bn. Australian Infantry

Born 1886, Melbourne was , as his brother , educated at Easter Road State School and employed as a chainman and cook before enlistment.

He enlisted , 9 February 1915, in Melbourne and was posted to the reinforcements , 22nd Bn. AIF.

Embarked at Melbourne per Troopship ‘ Ulysses’ for Egypt and finally joined the Battalion at Gallipoli.
He died October 1st , 1915 at Shrapnel Gully but there was a request for an inquiry to his death.
The Board of Inquiry , 2nd Division , confirmed that the cause of death was to be changed to suicide.
An extract from the War Diary , 1 October 1915 Anzac:

‘ Dense fog in Front this morning, only 10 yards in front of parapet visible. Doubled sentries on part if the firing line and others warned for alertness. Two casualties and one man suicided.’

He was buried in Shrapnel Valley Cemetery.

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