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VC1230    William Ellis Newton

Name   William Ellis Newton   No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1230   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Royal Australian Air Force, No. 22 Squadron

Later   

Now   

Rank VC Won    Flight Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Flight Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Place Of Death   Kila Point, New Guinea (now Papa New Guinea)

Buried/Location Ashes   Lae War Cemetery, near Lae Zoo, on the east coast of Huon Gulf, Papua New Guinea

Cremated   

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)     Plot/Grave no.   Section S, Row A, Grave 4

Gazetted    19 October 1943

VC Presented   30 November 1945, Governor-General of Australia, Duke of Gloucester, Australia

Memorials

P  Headstone, Lae War Cemetery, near Lae Zoo, on the east coast of Huon Gulf, Papua New Guinea

Named on Roll of Honour, Area 101, Australia War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Memorial Plaque, St Kilda Presbyterian Church, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Memorial Plaque, St Kilda Cricket Pavilion, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Alfred Square, St Kilda, VIC, Australia

P  Victoria Cross Memorial, Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Memorial Plaque, Victoria Golf Club, Park Road, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

P  VC Heroes Walk, Anzac Memorial Park, The Strand, Townsville, Q, Australia

Display at Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, Australia

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Queen Victoria Building, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Newton Way, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

William Newton VC Rest Area, Federal Highway, Bywong, NSW, Australia


By The Way…

He was beheaded by the Japanese soon after his capture


VC Held By

Australian War Memorial, Hall of Valour, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia

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BORN    8 June 1919

DIED   29 March 1943   AGE    23

VC Won   16 March 1943   AGE   23

Place VC Won   Salamaua, New Guinea (now Papa New Guinea)

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War

VC Ephemera