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VC791   James Ernest Newland

Name   James Ernest Newland   No.      

VC Issue No.   791   Awards   VC   MSM

Regiment   Regiment 12th (South Australia, Western Australia & Tasmania) Battalion, AIF



Rank VC Won   Captain

Rank End Of Career   Major

Place Of Birth   Highton, Geelong, Victoria, Australia

Place Of Death   At his home, 54 Brigg Street, Caulfield, Victoria, Australia

Buried/Location Ashes   Brighton General Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Date Buried/Cremated   21 March 1949

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Methodist Section, Compartment G, Grave 174A

Gazetted   8 June 1917

VC Presented   21 July 1917 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


Headstone, Brighton General Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Newland Street, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Memorial Plaque, Anglessey Barracks Memorial Gardens, Hobart, Tasmania

Named On Cenotaph, Hobart, Tasmania

Display, Hall Of Valour, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, Australia

P  Victoria Cross Memorial Plaque, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, Australia

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

By The Way…

He was a Policeman in Tasmania and a regular soldier before the war

VC Held By

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



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The First World War

BORN   22 August 1881

DIED   19 March 1949   AGE   66

VC Won   7-15 April 1917   AGE   35

Place VC Won   Battle of Lagincourt, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1917

Thank you to Anthony Staunton