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Mr T. ..Newman, Pollen 1 Street, Tiiaoniefij .recßdved 1 tifoe ' sad intelligence, ' yesterday that Ms youngiesit brotiberj Private Leonard Artihur Newman, who was 24- year s of age, had been killed in actioni on July 23. Private Newman, enlisted .and went into camp with the 15th ReLniforoemente of July, 1916. While in ©amp he was drafted into the Rifle Brigade, in wihicih he held the rank of oarporial. On leaving New Ziea-. laaid, s^r -ie ouisitoinaay, he lost his stripes and he continued a. raembeir of tihe Rifle Brigacte as a, private. Sooni after ihe went over to Franc© he wa s gassed, after which he was transferred to the Cycling Ooaips. During tjh© Messines battle in February 1917 he^ was wounded, a.nd was in hosipffibal some time, only reeaxtering" tihe trencihets in July of tihat year. In November, h© wag aigain giasssed, and word was received last evening that he had been killed! in aotiom -after haiviinig ; been back in, tihe tremelhets for soame three months.

Paivabe Newman, was ediuoated at the Kauaerainga, School, and afteawairds worked with Mr ■ Sanders, carpenter, where he. commended to learn his 'trade, which, he completed with Mr Pollard, of Reotnuera. At the time of Ms enlistment he was working at his trade with, the late Flight-LieutemW; Albert Goa-don, who was ajiso killed! in. action. Private Newman was a prominent footbailletr, having played as a junior Rugby'repl-, and later in Auckland in the Noirtihera Union rep. team. He was very well known! here, and much sympathy will be felt with his family and nnothea', who resides at Grosvenor St., Gi-ey I»ynn, in their cad lose.

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Thames Star, Thames Star, Volume LII, Issue 13768, 9 August 1918

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ROLL OF HONOUR Thames Star, Volume LII, Issue 13768, 9 August 1918