Harold Clive (Clive) NEWMAN CBE

Badge Number: MS1625, Sub Branch: Clarence Park

NEWMAN, Harold Clive

Service Number: 727
Enlisted: 27 November 1914, Oaklands, South Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 9th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Charleston, South Australia, 8 June 1896
Home Town: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Public servant
Died: Natural causes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 11 December 1983, aged 87 years
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Memorials: Woodside District of Onkaparinga Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

27 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 727, Oaklands, South Australia
6 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 727, 9th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Surada, Melbourne
6 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 727, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
16 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 727, 9th Light Horse Regiment, ANZAC / Gallipoli
27 Mar 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 9th Light Horse Regiment
26 Mar 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 9th Light Horse Regiment
19 Apr 1917: Wounded Sergeant, 727, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Battles of Gaza , GSW (left elbow)
1 Oct 1917: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant, 727, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Medically unfit

Harold Clive Newman

Name: Harold Clive Newman
Service Number: 727
Place of Birth: Lucindale
Date of Birth: 5 June 1896
Place of Enlistment: Oaklands
Date of Enlistment: 27 November 1914
Age at Enlistment: 18 years 5 months
Next of Kin: Father, George Charles Newman
Occupation: Telegraphist / Postal Clerk
Religion: Methodist
Rank: Private, later Corporal
Harold joined the 9th Light Horse Regiment and with his unit embarked on board HMAT A 52 Surada on 6 February 1915. He fought at Gallipoli from 16 May 1915. At Gaza on April 22 1917 he sustained a wound to his left elbow and was sent to the 31st General Hospital at Port Said. On July 11, after Harold was earlier assessed as medically unfit, he was sent home to Australia on board the Port Sydney where he was discharged on 17 September.
Harold Clive Newman was later awarded a C.B.E.

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Biography contributed by Kathleen Bambridge

In 1910 his civilian career started as a messenger boy with the Post Master General's Department (Post Office) in South Australia.

Following his war service in 1919 he was appointed accountant and cheif clerk of the Department of Works.  In 1939 he had risen to be the Chief finance officer in the Treasury's Defence Division. 

He moved in 1942 to Public service inspector in Western Australia before transferring, in 1947, to Melbourne in the Defence Division Head of Treasury. 

In 1955 Clive was appointed Auditor General of the Commonwealth, he retired 1961. 

Clive was a National Trustee of the returned services League from 1955 until his death in 1983. He lent prestige to the office and to the National Headquarters.

Clive was awarded a CBE in 1960