John Bert (Barley) NEWBOLD

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NEWBOLD, John Bert

Service Number: 2813
Enlisted: 21 June 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Divisional Salvage Company
Born: Normanville, South Australia, 23 December 1896
Home Town: Delamere, Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia
Schooling: Normanville State School
Occupation: Stable boy
Died: Killed in Action, France, 22 March 1918, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Glenelg and District WW1 & WW2 Honour Board, Second Valley War Memorial, Yankalilla War Memorial Wall
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World War 1 Service

21 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2813, Keswick, South Australia
21 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2813, 12th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
21 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2813, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Star of England, Adelaide
30 Nov 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 1st Divisional Salvage Company
22 Mar 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2813, 1st Divisional Salvage Company, German Spring Offensive 1918

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Biography contributed by Joy McGrath

"PRIVATE J. B. NEWBOLD.

News was received late last week of the death of Private J. B. Newbold, who was killed in action in France on March 22. The deceased, who was only 21 years of age, saw two and a half years of service, having enlisted in the A.I.F. in 1915. He was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Newbold, of Second Valley, where he was born. Private Newbold, who was known as a daring horseman and a colt breaker, resided in Glenelg for nearly nine years, and was, before enlisting, connected with Mr. C. Howie's stable. He was of a genial disposition, and was highly popular with all whom he came into contact, being regarded as a straightforward lad. At one time he rode as a jockey, and won races at Second Valley, and came third in a race at Port Adelaide before enlisting." - from the Glenelg Guardian 18 Apr 1918 (nla.gov.au)

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