Joseph Lewin Newman MM (1074) as a private 17th Infantry Battalion AIF and France 1916-1919

Accession Number S01841
Collection type Sound
Measurement 1 hr 30 min
Object type Oral history
Physical description audio cassette; AKAI SX90; two track mono
Maker Newman, Joseph Lewin
Date made 30 April 1979
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

Newman speaks of his time on Gallipoli; punishments for being AWL; captured by the Germans in 1917 at Lagnicourt (near Bullecourt) and was a prisoner of war; escape to the Russian Frontier with two Russian prisoners after four weeks on the run in 1918; eventual arrival in England via Canada. Return to Australia at the end of the war.

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