Arnold Clayton NEWCOMB

Regimental number12/1022
AddressFairview Road, Mount Eden, Auckland
Marital statusSingle
Next of kinStanley Newcomb, Fairview Road, Mount Eden, Auckland
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On 12th October 1917, during the attack on the Belle Vue Ridge West of Passchendaele, Sergeant Newcombe brought his machine gun into action while under very heavy machine gun and rifle fire, covering the advance of the Infantry and assisting in keeping down the enemy fire, setting a splendid example to the rest of his men.'
Source: London Gazette
Date: 14 January 1918

Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body