Born Lisle, Mount Arthur Tasmania the son of Robert and Ellen Newman (nee Cousins) he embarked Hobart 1st July 1916 on board “HMAT Berrima” with the 40th Infantry Battalion.
He was killed in action 25th August 1918 in France received and was buried in the Bronfay Farm Military Cemetery France.
His brother Pte Arthur Newman (No 263) died 25th July 1916 in France and is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux.
Killed in Action:
Mr and Mrs R. Newman of Anderson Street, Zeehan have received the advice that their fourth son Private Henry Newman was killed in action in France on August 25 last. Private Newman, who was 29 years of age left Zeehan at Easter, 1916 and had been in France ever since he left Australia. His brother, Private Arthur Newman, was killed in France in September, 1916. There is also another brother who enlisted, Private Gordon Newman, aged 18 years who is still in France. Much sympathy is felt for Mr. and Mrs. Newman in their bereavement.
Zeehan and Dundas Herald 11th September 1918
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