Roll of Honour:
William Ellis Newton
Service Number: 250748
Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Unit: No. 22 Squadron
Service: Royal Australian Air Force
Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945
Date of death: 29 March 1943
Place of death: New Guinea
Cause of death: Prisoner of War
Cemetery or memorial details: Lae War Cemetery, Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea
Notes: Flt Lt William Newton was executed by the Japanese on 29 March 1943. The Japanese buried his body in a bomb crater in Chinatown, Salamaua. His body was found by Australian troops in December 1943 and interred in the Salamaua War Cemetery. In January 1946 his remains were moved to the Lae War Cemetery as part of the post war consoldiation of smaller cemeteries.
Source: AWM148 Roll of Honour cards, 1939-1945 War, Air Force
Location on the Roll of Honour
William Ellis Newton's name is located at panel 101 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial .