• Bernard James Newmarch

Army / Flying Corps
  • No. 3 Australian General Hospital
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  • Australian Army Medical Corps
  • 1st Australian Field Ambulance
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  • Queen’s South Africa Medal
  • Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
  • Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)
  • 1914–1915 Star
  • British War Medal
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  • Birth

    Surrey, England

  • Enlistment - WW1

    Sydney, NSW, Australia

  • Born

    Monday, 28 April 1856

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    • NEWMARCH, Bernard James
    • Posted by FrevFord, Tuesday, 27 June 2017

    Born on the 28th of April 1856 at Peckham Rye, Surrey, England – the son of John NEWMARCH (Barrister) and Mary Eliza LEATHES, who married in India in 1854 Siblings: John Leathes b.1854 Marylebone, England – d.16/3/1888 Colombo; Richard Trapaud b.1857 Peckham Rye; Thomas Haggerston b.c1859 Calcutta, India; Leofric Adam b.1863 India – d.1/11/1946 Sydney Religion: Church of England Boarding with his brothers at Grammar School in Bruton, Somerset in 1871 Received his elementary education at King’s School, Sherborne, Dorsetshire – followed by King’s College, London, obtaining his degree of M.R.C.S. (Member of the Royal College of Surgeons) in 1877 Served 3 years with the 1st Middlesex Rifles In London, he “obtained an appointment at King’s College Hospital in 1880, and while there had under his charge some of the soldiers who were wounded in the first Boer War. At the end of 1881 he was appointed medical superintendent of the Royal Free Hospital, Gray’s Inn-road, and he relinquished that position at the end of 1882 to come to Australia, where he arrived in April, 1883.” On arrival in Australia in 1883 Newmarch was living at St Leonards, and was resident surgeon at Sydney Hospital, before taking over the practice of Dr Fiaschi in Thompson’s Square, Windsor, NSW at the end of 1883 His qualifications as listed by him at this stage: Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England; Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians of London; Associate of King’s College, London; Late House Surgeon, King’s College Hospital, London, and Sydney Hospital, Sydney; Senior Resident Medical Officer, Royal Free Hospital, London; Clinical Assistant, Royal Opthamic Hospital, Moorfields, London; Clinical Assistant, Royal Hospital for Children, Great Ormond-street, London. Married Ethel Maude DICKINSON on the 28th January 1885 at St Luke’s, Burwood, NSW Children (3): 1. Roy Leathes b.1886 Ashfield – d.1941 St Kilda, Vic; 2. Allan Dickinson b.8/9/1887 Bowral, NSW (reg. Berrima) – Pastoralist – WW1: Lieut, AFA, 1914-1919 (Recom for MC 1918) – marr Muriel GILMORE 1922 NSW – d.6/2/1951 at his home Milton Park, Ingleburn, NSW (Privately cremated Rookwood) 3. Ethel Lilian b.1889 St Leonards – marr (Dr) Colin P STEWART 17/8/1911 St James’s Church, Sydney, NSW Appointed Government medical officer and vaccinator for the district of Bowral in August 1885 Left Bowral in October 1888, moving to Strathfield, and then to the North Shore in December where he went into partnership with Dr F.H. Kyngdon; taking over his practice whilst he was absent in England Ethel died on the 5th August 1889 at their home Bon Accord, Miller-street, St Leonards, NSW, aged 23 Dr F.H. Kyngdon returned to the practice in 1890 Doctor at North Shore Hospital 1892 Married for the second time, to Blanche Edith HEATHCOTE on 31st of January 1893 at St John’s Church, Darlinghurst, Sydney Child (1): John Heathcote (Jack) b.11/4/1894 St Leonards – Duntroon Military College graduate – WW1: Lieut (MC, MID) – marr Mary Ross SMITH 1927 Darwin – WW2 – d.9/7/1963 NSW Blanche was born on the 20th of September 1866 at Geelong, Vic – the daughter of Robert William HEATHCOTE and Mary POWELL She was baptized at St Stephens Church, Richmond on the 17/1/1867 Nurse, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital; Matron of the North Sydney Hospital from May 1891 until her marriage Embarked early in 1915 to join her husband in Egypt Pressed into service, nursing at Ras El Tin Hospital 1915, due to a shortage of staff, before working for the Australian Red Cross (ARC) She then took charge of the small ARC store at Heliopolis Palace Hospital (1st AGH) whilst her husband was O.C. there, and following his transfer, the ARC store attached to the 3rd AGH Followed him to London at the end of 1916 Returned to Australia on the Kemball, departing Plymouth 12/3/1918 Back in Australia she continued to work for the war effort Travelled from Sydney to London on the Osterley, arriving 30/4/1919 Returned to Australia again with her husband 30/10/1919 on Wahehe Died on the 28th of March 1937 at Rose Bay, NSW Interred in the South Head Cemetery Appointed Surgeon in the Naval Brigade January 1894 Appointed Honorary Surgeon-Lieutenant on the Medical Staff Corps of the NSW Defence Force in June 1896 Still a resident of Miller St, North Sydney in 1899, he was Assistant surgeon at the Sydney Hospital, and the honorary medical officer to the North Shore Hospital On the committee of the National Rifle Association of New South Wales (1899) Boer War: Lieutenant, New South Wales Army Medical Corps Sailed from Sydney on the 17th of January 1900 on board the Moravian and arrived at Capetown on the 17th February Correspondent June 1900: “Dr Newmarch has had marvellous escapes, having frequently had shells whizzing over his head. He has been made a captain for his great bravery in risking his life on the field of battle to look after those who fell. He is now in Bloemfontein.” Letter from Private W. McAllister (No. 376), who went to South Africa with the Second Contingent Army Medical Corps –Kroonstad, August 27: “You will observe we are now at Kroonstad, this being our second visit. The first time we called was about three months ago, when on the way to Pretoria. I am still with Dr Newmarch. He is as good as ever to us. He gained his promotion at Pretoria, and well he deserved it, as he is loved and liked by both officers and men.” Returned to Australia on the Orient, departing Capetown on the 13th December 1900, and arriving Albany on the 29th December, before continuing on for Melbourne on the 31st Mentioned in Despatches (Gazetted 10/9/1901) 1908 – nine month visit to England and the Continent In Practice at 193 Macqarie St, Sydney By the outbreak of the Great War he had served with the Australian Army Service Corps for 18 years WW1: Enlisted in the A.I.F. on the 20th of August 1914 and appointed Lieutenant Colonel in command of the 1st Field Ambulance Left their camp at Queen’s Park, Waverley, 19/10/1914 and embarked on the A14 Euripides; sailing the following day – there was an outbreak of measles on board before reaching Albany, WA on the 26/10/1914. Sailed from Albany 1/11/1914 with the first convoy, and while passing through the Suez Canal 2/12/1914, 550 soldiers fell sick with ptomaine poisoning Disembarked at Alexandria, Egypt 5/12/1914 and entrained for Mena Camp, where the 1st Fld Amb set up a Field Hospital Newmarch was sent to Cairo sick 22/12/1914 until 28/12/1914, leaving Major Stokes in charge Struck camp at Mena 3/4/1915 and proceeded to Alexandria where Newmarch and most of his Unit embarked on the SS City of Benares, sailing 5/4/1915 to join the M.E.F. Gallipoli – arriving Mudros Harbour, Lemnos on the 7/4/1915 The stretcher bearers of the 1st Field Ambulance landed at Anzac on the morning of Sunday the 25th of April 1915, while the rest of the Unit remained on their transport off the peninsula. That night they unexpectedly received 75 wounded, and set about trying to accommodate and tend to them on a transport ship that was not suited for the purpose. On Tuesday 27th, Newmarch with a medical team of 24, received orders to go aboard the troopship Itonus, taking their wounded patients with them. The Itonus being just as unsuited to the task, continued to take on wounded before leaving for Alexandria on the 29th. Newmarch continued working in this capacity until admitted to the 2nd Australian General Hospital (AGH), Ghezireh on the 10/6/1915 with Cardiac Asthenia, following two fainting attacks 10 days earlier, ‘probably caused by strain of overwork, want of sleep and imperfect nourishment’. Discharged to Leave on the 15/6/1915 Transferred to the 2nd AGH as senior surgeon 6/7/1915 to 4/9/1915 To command the 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis 5/9/1915 – his wife Blanche ran the Red Cross store attached to the hospital Letter from Pte Joseph Matthews – 1st Australian General Hospital, Palace Hotel, Heliopolis, 31/12/15: “We have had a very fine time this week, and spent as merry a Xmas as possible under the circumstances. Our O.C. Colonel Newmarch is a fine man, and spared no expense in ‘filling them up again’ and making the boys jolly.” To command the 3rd Australian General Hospital (AGH), Ismailia 20/2/1916, with temporary rank of Colonel – moved to Abbassia 6/3/1916 – and once again his wife Blanche ran the Red Cross store attached to the hospital Awarded the Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (Gazetted 3/6/1916) Mentioned in Despatches (Gazetted 21/6/1916) Following the arrival of the 14th AGH in Egypt, the 3rd AGH proceeded to England on the HS Karoola, sailing from Alexandria 25/9/1916 Arriving in England they took over the Kitchener Military Hospital at Brighton To be Colonel 20/2/1917 The 3rd AGH moved to France in April 1917 Embarked Southampton 11/4/1917 on Londonderry – and together with an advance party left Havre for Abbeville on the 16/4/1917 – the hospital opening for duty on the 9/5/1917 Granted UK Leave 4/11/1917 to 20/11/1917 Transferred to A.I.F. HQ, London 25/12/1917, and attached for duty 31/12/1917 to 23/12/1918 UK Leave Returned to Australia with his wife 30/10/1919 on the Wahehe Awarded Commander of the Order of the British Empire (C.B.E., Gazetted 12/12/1919) Appointment terminated 1/4/1920 On his return to Australia he resumed his Practice at 193 Macquarie St, Sydney He was on the Board of Directors and the Principal Medical Officer of the NSW branch of the Commonwealth Life Assurance Society (1920, 1923) Living Bathurst Rd, Springwood 1921 A vice-president of the National Rifle Association (NSW) and a member of the council for some 28 years, he resigned from the council in February 1921 owing to his inability to regularly attend meetings Living Rose Bay 1926 Bernard died on the 15th of March 1929 at his home Le Chalet, Caledonian Rd, Rose Bay, 6 weeks before his 73rd birthday Buried South Head Cemetery Hawkesbury Chronicle and Farmers Advocate (Windsor, NSW), Sat 1 Dec 1883 (p.3): LOCAL AND GENERAL NEW DOCTOR – It will be seen by our advertising columns, that Dr Newmarch has succeeded to Dr Fiaschi’s practice; and will retain the old premises in Thompson’s Square. Dr Newmarch is a young man, and should prove worthy of filling Dr Fiaschi’s place; however, of this we feel certain, that the latter gentleman would not recommend a man as his successor, unless he had a good opinion of his ability. Hawkesbury Chronicle and Farmers Advocate (Windsor, NSW), Sat22 Dec 1883 (p.4): Advertising DR BERNARD JAMES NEWMARCH Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England; Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians of London; Associate of King’s College, London; Late House Surgeon, King’s College Hospital, London, and Sydney Hospital, Sydney; Senior Resident Medical Officer, Royal Free Hospital, London; Clinical Assistant, Royal Opthamic Hospital, Moorfields, London; Clinical Assistant, Royal Hospital for Children, Great Ormond-street, London. HAS SUCCEEDED TO DR FIASCHI’S PRACTICE, And may be Consulted at his late Residence, Thompson Square, Windsor. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Wed 4 Feb 1885 (p.1): Marriages NEWMARCH – DICKINSON – January 28, at St Luke’s, Burwood, by the Very Reverend Archdeacon Cowper, assisted by the Rev Canon Moeton, Bernard James, second son of the late John Newmarch, of Bruton, Somersetshire, to Ethel Maude, second daughter of Sam Dickinson, of the Hall, Croydon. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Sat 8 Aug 1885 (p.11): GOVERNMENT GAZETTE The following announcements appear in the Government Gazette published yesterday: – APPOINTMENTS – Dr Bernard James Newmarch, M.R.C.S., &c., to be Government medical officer and vaccinator for the district of Bowral; ……………………….. Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer (NSW), Sat 10 Sept 1887 (p.3): BIRTH On Thursday, September 8th, at her residence, the wife of B.J. NEWMARCH of a son. Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer (NSW), Wed 24 Oct 1888 (p.1): MASONIC PRESENTATION AND BANQUET A grand banquet and presentation of an illuminated address and a group photo of the founders of Carnarvon Lodge to Bro. B.J. Newmarch, and a photo to Bro. C.W. Eastes, both of whom are leaving the township, was made in Bowral on Monday evening last. ………………………………………. http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/118275538 Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer (NSW), Sat 27 Oct 1888 (p.2): PRESENTATION TO DR NEWMARCH, J.P. Yesterday afternoon, at the School of Arts, Dr B.J. Newmarch, J.P., who is taking his departure from Bowral, was presented by a number of friends with a very handsome gold watch. The gift was intended to mark in some measure the very high esteem in which Dr Newmarch is held by residents of Bowral, among whom he had resided for the past three years. During that time his active services on behalf of the welfare of the town have prominently commended themselves to hearty recognition, while his skill in his profession has made his presence exceptionally valuable in this district. The Mayor of Bowral, Mr J.G. Morris, J.P., made the presentation, on behalf of the subscribers. The present was a very valuable massive gold watch, on which were neatly engraved the doctor’s crest and the following inscription: – PRESENTED TO BERNARD JAMES NEWMARCH BY A NUMBER OF HIS FRIENDS ON HIS DEPARTURE FROM BOWRAL 26th OCTOBER, 1888 There was a very large attendance present, the ladies perhaps predominating, the capacious hall of the School of Arts being comfortably filled with spectators. …………………………………………… The people of Bowral were sore at parting with Dr Newmarch, but there was satisfaction in knowing that if they wanted his services they would have only to send for him to Strathfield. ……………………. Dr Newmarch…………………………………… But his going away would not make him forget Bowral; and he could say on behalf of his wife, whom he had met and won in Bowral, that she very deeply appreciated their kindness, and in expressing his own thanks he was expressing her thanks. …………………………………….. http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/118275612 Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer (NSW), Sat 29 Dec 1888 (p.2): Town Talk The many friends of Dr B.J. Newmarch will be interested to hear that he has already forsaken Strathfield, and taken up his abode at North Shore, where he has become the business partner of Dr Kyngdon, who is proceeding to England for a couple of years. During Dr Kyngdon’s absence his practice, which is a large one, will be conducted by Dr Newmarch; who will thus no doubt find a more active field for his energies than perhaps would have at once fallen to his lot at the rising and pretty suburban township of Strathfield. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Thur 8 Aug 1889 (p.1): DEATHS NEWMARCH – August 5, at her residence, Bon Accord, Miller-street, St Leonards, Ethel Maud, the beloved wife of Bernard James Newmarch, and second daughter of Samuel Dickinson, The Hall, Croydon, aged 23 years. The Kerang Times (Vic), Fri 28 Oct 1892 (p.2): The current number of the Sydney “Illustrated News” contains a very good portrait of Miss Blanche Heathcote, eldest daughter of Mr J. Heathcote, formerly Crown Lands bailiff at Kerang. Miss Heathcote, who was recently raised to the position of matron of the North Sydney Hospital, seemingly has become very popular, and at a brilliant ball in aid of the institution in which she holds such a prominent position, arranged an effective set, in which the ladies were all hospital nurses, dressed in pink and white, and their partners doctors in caps and gowns. Lord and Lady Jersey took part, with other prominent citizens of Sydney. Illustrated Sydney News 15/10/1892: http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/64031502 National Advocate (Bathurst, NSW), Sat 4 Feb 1893 (p.4): BOUDOIR GOSSIP A very quiet but exceedingly pretty wedding was solemnised at St John’s Church, Darlinghurst, when Miss Blanche Heathcote (matron of the North Sydney Hospital) was married to Dr Bernard Newmarch, of North Sydney. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Arthur W. Pain, assisted by the Rev. W. Yarnold, of North Sydney. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a very charming costume of fawn-colored canvas, the pelerine frills and euchre which bordered the skirt being lined with pale green silk, while the full puffs on the sleeves were composed of soft silk, introducing the two shades of fawn and green. A becoming bonnet of pink button roses completed this original and lady-like costume, while the lovely large bouquet of pink roses which the bride held in her hand just gave that extra touch of color necessary to perfect a pretty picture. The bride’s sister (Miss Alice Heathcote) was the only bridesmaid in attendance. Her gown was of rose pink, soft silk made in the modified Empire style, with leghorn hat en suite, while her bouquet of pink roses to match the toilette was much admired. Mr Leofric Newmarch (brother of the bridegroom) was best man. The happy pair left Sydney by the afternoon train for Katoomba, where the honeymoon is to be spent. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Thur 16 Feb 1893 (p.1): Marriages NEWMARCH – HEATHCOTE – January 31, at St John’s Church, Darlinghurst, by the Rev A.W. Yarnold, assisted by the Rev A.W. Pain, Bernard James, second son of the late John Newmarch, of Burton, Somerset, England, to Blanche Edith, eldest daughter of R.W. Heathcote, of Ingleburn, N.S.W., and Victoria. Evening News (Sydney, NSW), Wed 20 Dec 1899 (p.4): DR NEWMARCH [Illustration] Dr Bernard James Newmarch, of Miller-street, North Sydney, is one of the medical gentlemen who have volunteered to go to South Africa. As will hereafter be seen, his services would be most valuable, as he has had experience in the treatment of bullet wounds, having had under his care King’s College Hospital, London, many of those who were wounded at the terrible British defeat at Majuba Hill. Dr Newmarch was born at Peckham Rye, Middlesex, in 1856, and he received his elementary education at King’s School, Sherborne, Dorsetshire. He then proceeded to London, and entered King’s College, obtaining his degree of M.R.C.S. in 1877, at the age of 21. He obtained an appointment at King’s College Hospital in 1880, and while there, as already mentioned, had under his charge some of the soldiers who were wounded in the last Boer War. At the end of 1881 he was appointed medical superintendent of the Royal Free Hospital, Gray’s Inn-road, and he relinquished that position at the end of 1882 to come to Australia, where he arrived in April, 1883. For some time he practised at Windsor, and he subsequently went to Bowral. For the past eleven years he has been at North Sydney, and his name was prominently before the public on the notorious Dean case, his diagnosis of Mrs Dean’s arsenical poisoning being proved, despite all evidence to the contrary, to be correct. He is one of the assistant surgeons at the Sydney Hospital, and the hon. medical officer to the North Shore Hospital. He is enthusiastic in reference to rifle shooting being one of the committee of the National Rifle Association of New South Wales. He has ever taken a lively interest in military matters, and was for three years a “full private” in the 1st Middlesex Volunteers, affectionately known as “The Devil’s Own.” He volunteered for the Soudan, and, though his services were not accepted, he was given a commission, which he still holds in the colonial forces, as honorary surgeon-lieutenant. He is attached to E Company of the 1st Regiment, and in the mobilisation scheme is surgeon to the field hospital at George’s Head. Dr Newmarch, in common with many medical men, looks much less than his age. He is enthusiastic about going to the war, and the hopes of his friends are that his wish will be fulfilled, for they have no doubt that, given the opportunity, he will distinguish himself. Evening News (Sydney, NSW), Wed 3 Jan 1900 (p.5): ARMY MEDICAL CORPS The men of the Army Medical Corps were yesterday exercised in stretcher drill under Lieutenants Newmarch and Samuelson. ……………………………………. http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/117035079 The Australian Star (Sydney, NSW), Thur 4 Jan 1900 (p.6): THE MEDICAL CORPS The recruits to the Medical Staff Corps are being constantly put through their evolutions, and show such aptitude that there is little doubt of their being reasonably proficient in their drill before leaving the camp at Victoria Barracks. Dr Horsfall, Dr House, and Dr Newmarch, three of the medical gentlemen who are going to the front with the contingent, went into camp on Tuesday. Dr Horsefall has received his commission, and will be attached to the corps with the rank of lieutenant. The others do not yet know in what capacity they will go. …………………………………………… http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/229363766 Melbourne Punch (Vic), Thur 4 Jan 1900 (p.15): Lady’s Letter “Mr Lyne’s second contingent is making the daughters of some of our ‘nicest’ weep. ………………. As far as New South Wales women are concerned, they are either very keen to share in the glories of war or are hopelessly ag’in it. It was thought that Mrs Newmarch, who is the second wife of Dr Newmarch, and was matron at the North Sydney Hospital, would have applied for leave to accompany her husband; but up to the present the ex matron has shown no desire to move in the matter. ………………………………………………….. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Mon 15 Jan 1900 (p.8): DEPARTURE OF DR NEWMARCH At a meeting of the committee of the North Shore Hospital, held on Thursday night in the local Town Hall, a letter was read from Dr Newmarch, who has been accepted for service in South Africa, applying for leave of absence as one of the hon. medical staff of the institution. It was unanimously resolved to send a letter to Dr Newmarch conveying the committee’s warm appreciation of his services during the time he has been connected with the hospital, and wishing him a safe and speedy return. At the conclusion of the proceedings it was resolved to present Dr Newmarch with a memento of his connection with the institution prior to his departure. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Tue 23 Jan 1900 (p.6): LETTER FROM DR NEWMARCH Mr Robert Moodie, the hon. secretary to the committee which organised the send-off to the North Shore volunteers for service in South Africa, is in receipt of a letter from Dr Newmarch, written on the transport Moravian at Melbourne, conveying his sincerest thanks to the citizens of North Sydney for the splendid and generous send-off to him and other North Shore members of the contingent. He says, “No words of mine can honestly convey those thanks; the only thing to do is to deserve the honour which was shown to us.” The Australian Star (Sydney, NSW), Thur 29 Mar 1900 (p.6): CONTINGENT LETTERS From Dr Dick The Chief Secretary and Minister for Defence, Mr John See, has received an interesting letter from Dr J.A. Dick, of Randwick, who went to the front with the second contingent of the Army Medical Corps. Dr Dick writes from Capetown, under date February 16: – My dear Mr See – You will be glad to know that so far all on board this ship (the Moravian) have progressed satisfactorily. There has been a uniform good feeling throughout the different sections on board, and there have been no breaches of discipline requiring any serious consideration, or court-martial, or anything of the sort. We have had an epidemic of “la grippe,” it occurred amongst the passenger and crew, also amongst the troops. There were no dangerous cases, and all have made good recoveries. ………………………………………………………………………………. February 17, 1900 – Just this day month we left Sydney, amidst the best God-speeds, given by our fellow countrymen, and to-day we expect to arrive about sundown AT CAPETOWN. 8 p.m. – We arrived safely in Capetown about 7 p.m. ………………………………………………….. UNDER IMPERIAL ORDERS ……………………………………………………………………………. The other surgeons, Drs Kelly, Newmarch, Horsfall, McCormick, and Skirving, are ordered to East London, from which port they are to go inland to Stormberg. …………………………………. http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/229373808 National Advocate (Bathurst, NSW), Thur 10 May 1900 (p.2): Colonial Promotions SYDNEY, Wednesday The Premier, Mr Lyne, received a cable message on Monday from Lord Roberts, recommending that Lieuts. Martin and Dr Newmarch, of the New South Wales Army Medical Corps, should each be promoted to the rank of captain, and asking if there was any objection to this course been taken. Mr Lyne says that as far as he is aware there is no objection. But the message has been sent to the military authorities. The Australasian (Melb, Vic), Sat 23 Jun 1900 (p.45): TOPICS FOR THE BLOCK Dr MacCormick, of Macquarie-street, Sydney, last year intended visiting England (writes a correspondent). But when the war broke out he was keen to go to the front to tend the sick and wounded. He went in the Moravian with Dr Newmarch and Dr Scot-Skirving, two other Sydney doctors. ……………………………………… Dr Newmarch has had marvellous escapes, having frequently had shells whizzing over his head. He has been made a captain for his great bravery in risking his life on the field of battle to look after those who fell. He is now in Bloemfontein. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Fri 3 Aug 1900 (p.6): LETTERS FROM THE FRONT Private Vincent Davis, of the N.S.W. Mounted Infantry serving at the front, writing to a friend in Sydney from Pretoria under date June 21, says: – “I came into Pretoria with Captain W. Holmes, who has got hit at last, and no wonder, for it is marvellous how he was not knocked over long ago. ……………………………………………….. Shortly after the sergeant-major was hit the captain stopped another bullet, or correctly speaking it went right through his right forearm, inflicting an ugly wound. It was a shrapnel bullet, and it tore his arm about. ……………………………………………………….. However, he had to go next morning, and Dr Newmarch operated on the arm. He is now progressing favourably. …………………………………… http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/14328230 The Australasian (Melb, Vic), Sat 11 Aug 1900 (p.45): TOPICS FOR THE BLOCK Lieutenant Rupert Harriott, nephew of Sir Joseph Abbott, ex-Speaker New South Wales Assembly (writes a Sydney correspondent), died the death of a soldier. ………………………………………… “Captain Newmarch, who left his medical practice to go to the war, and has known Lieutenant Harriott all his life, declared his intention of staying with him till the end came. Later Lieutenant Harriott was removed to the hospital, where he died before Dr Roth could operate. …………………….. http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/139154098 Examiner (Launceston, Tas), Fri 28 Sept 1900 (p.7): WITH AN ARMY MEDICAL CORPS The following is an extract from a graphic letter received by Mrs Edwards of Sydney, from Lieutenant Edwards, A.M.C., New South Wales: – BLOEMFONTEIN, Aug 18, 1900 …………………………………………………………………… “At Bethlehem I was put with a convoy of sick and wounded, and at Winberg met Newmarch, so I took the opportunity to come here to Bloemfontein to get some very necessary things and rejoin in four days.” http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/35372653 Evening News (Sydney, NSW), Tue 16 Oct 1900 (p.7): LETTERS FROM THE FRONT Private W. McAllister (No. 376), who went to South Africa with the Second Contingent Army Medical Corps, writes to his mother at Crown-street, Surry Hills, under date, Kroonstad, August 27, as follows: – “You will observe we are now at Kroonstad, this being our second visit. The first time we called was about three months ago, when on the way to Pretoria. …………………………………………. I am still with Dr Newmarch. He is as good as ever to us. He gained his promotion at Pretoria, and well he deserved it, as he is loved and liked by both officers and men. All comrades in the A.M. Corps are well and in good health. http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/114014353 The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Wed 19 Dec 1900 (p.7): RETURNING SOLDIERS LARGE NUMBER OF TROOPS COMING BACK The Premier yesterday received a telegram stating that the Orient left Capetown on December 13, having on board the following returning soldiers for Sydney: – ………………., Lieutenant Newman,… [sic – Captain] The Australian Star (Sydney, NSW), Sat 10 Nov 1906 (p.4): MEN AND WOMEN Captain Bernard Jas. Newmarch, of the A.A.M.C., who went to South Africa with the second Australian contingent, has received from the War Office his commission as lieutenant (Imperial rank), the document bearing the signature of the King. Punch (Melb, Vic), Thur 20 Dec 1906 (p.26): Fact and Rumour Dr and Mrs Bernard Newmarch are going to New Zealand for a six weeks’ trip. They expect to return to Sydney early in February. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Mon 7 Oct 1907 (p.6): PERSONAL Captain Bernard J. Newmarch, V.D., A.A.M.C., was on Saturday night entertained by the members of the late 2nd Contingent of the New South Wales Army Medical Corps, to mark their appreciation of the kindly consideration they received from him in South Africa. The function was held at the North Sydney Masonic Hall, and was presided over by Quartermaster-sergeant J. Howarth. Captain Newmarch was presented with a handsomely illuminated address expressive of the cordial relations which existed between him and his men, and it was embellished with views of South African battlefields, on one of which Captain Newmarch displayed conspicuous gallantry. Speeches were made by Captain Coulter (who made the presentation), Sergeant-major Jones, Private J.C. Gates, the chairman, and others. Punch (Melb, Vic), Thur 13 Feb 1908 (p.29): Miss Mollie Cooper, of Kew, who is at present holiday-making in Sydney, had a very narrow escape on 1st February. She and several other girl friends were the guest of Dr and Mrs Bernard Newmarch, at Pittwater. They were sleeping in tents, and in the middle of the night a cyclone descended on them, swept up their tents, tore them to ribbons, and blew away everything in the vicinity. Then the rain descended in torents, and this, together with the roaring of the wind and the black darkness, formed a very unpleasant experience, and the party were very lucky to have escaped serious injury. They all returned to Sydney in motors and cabs that same night. The Australian Star (Sydney, NSW), Fri 30 Oct 1908 (p.4): MEN AND WOMEN A London paper of September 24 says: – Mrs Bernard Newmarch, who is now residing in a flat at Clements Inn, London, E.C., has been very ill since her return from the seaside, and in all probability she and Dr Newmarch will leave for Sydney sooner than was their intention. Punch (Melb, Vic), Thur 31 Dec 1908 (p.24): Fact and Rumour Dr and Mrs Bernard Newmarch are returning to Sydney by the Ormuz, after a nine months’ visit to England and the Continent. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Wed 20 Sept 1911 (p.9): NAVAL MEDICAL SERVICE http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/15275405 Punch (Melb, Vic), Thur 30 Jan 1913 (p.26): Fact and Rumour Dr Bernard Newmarch, who has been on a shooting expedition in Hobart, returns to Sydney next Thursday. Sydney Mail (NSW), Wed 24 Sept 1913 (p.20): OF INTEREST TO WOMEN [Photo] Mrs Bernard Newmarch, wife of Dr Newmarch, of 225 Macquarie-street, Sydney http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/165965540 The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Wed 11 Mar 1914 (p.11): THE LIVERPOOL CAMP Arrangements are practically complete for the camp of the 10th Infantry Brigade at Liverpool from March 20 to 27. ……………………………………………………………. The brigade will comprise …………………, 8th Army Medical Corps, under Lieut-Colonel B.J. Newmarch. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Sat 26 Sept 1914 (p.14): SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS FUND On behalf of the officers of the First Field Ambulance, Australian Imperial Force, Lieutenant-Colonel B.J. Newmarch, V.D., officer commanding, expresses his warmest appreciation of the successful efforts of the Misses Margaret Fitzpatrick and Dorothy Poate in collecting the sum of £285 17s 9d for the purpose of securing special surgical instruments for his unit, and wishes to thank the many subscribers for their generous contributions. Instruments to the value of about £175 have already been purchased in Sydney, and the remainder are to be procured on arrival at London. Punch (Melb, Vic), Thur 4 Mar 1915 (p.25): Fact and Rumour Mrs Bernard Newmarch, of Sydney, has gone to Egypt to be near her husband, Surgeon-Major Newmarch, who, with his son, left for the front on the outbreak of war. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Wed 21 Apr 1915 (p.14): THE SOLDIERS – AN APPEAL FOR CLOTHES The Lady Mayoress has received a letter from Mrs Bernard Newmarch, who wrote from the Grand Continental Hotel, Cairo, Egypt, and makes an appeal on behalf of the Australian soldiers. In the course of the letter Mrs Newmarch says: – “I have been near our Australian soldiers ever since they came to Egypt, so know a good deal about them. I want to bring under your notice that they are badly in need of socks, etc. If it was possible for the Australian people to give them two pairs of socks and one warm shirt each every three months while on active service I am sure we would prevent a number of them from ever having to enter the hospitals. I know all the good work the Australians have already done, and as far as I know there may already be an organisation that intends doing this; but all I know at present is that after so many months of hard work all the nice things they had when they left Australia are worn out. The sick ones are well looked after by the Red Cross; it is the others I am thinking of. As long as I am close to them I shall be pleased to help in giving out anything sent to them.” The Lady Mayoress has written to Mrs Newmarch that she has handed the letter over to the Lord Mayor, with the object of the suggestions in it being placed before the public. “Should there be any response to this urgent appeal,” remarked the Lady Mayoress, “prompt action will be taken to despatch the necessities referred to.” The Sydney Morning Herald, Thur 10 Jun 1915 (p.7): Mrs Bernard Newmarch, wife of Lieut-Colonel Newmarch, has left Cairo for Alexandria, to nurse Australian and New Zealand wounded in Ras-el-Tin Military Hospital, Alexandria. Weekly Times (Melb, Vic), Sat 19 Jun 1915 (p.8): WITH THE AUSTRALIANS Graphic details of the landing and the fighting at the Dardanelles are given in a letter from Private Kelly, of the Army Medical Corps. …………………………………………… On our ship we only had Captain Poate and the colonel, also Captain Aspinall and about a dozen of us to attend to over five hundred seriously wounded. …………………………………………….. http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/121128536 Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate (NSW), Mon 21 Jun 1915 (p.5): WITH THE A.M.C. LETTER FROM MAJOR MILLARD Major Millard, of the A.M.C., writing to relatives in Newcastle, from Alexandria on May 2, says: – ………………………………………………………. We left Lemnos about 1 a.m. on Sunday last, 25th, and by 4 a.m. the bombardment at the Dardanelles was audible. By 6 a.m. we were abreast of the point where the British attack was to be made, and could see the warships firing and the troops going ashore. Our destination was about ten miles or so north of this, where the Australian attack was made. We anchored about 8 a.m., only a mile or so from the shore, where the Australians where already attacking up the steep hills and cliffs, from a narrow strip of beach. It was a most unique and stirring scene, battleships alongside us shelling the heights, and the concealed batteries and trenches, and our brave men fighting along the ridges. Shortly after we and other transports had come to anchor, big shells began to fall among us, fortunately without hitting anything but water, and we were ordered a little further out to sea. At 10 a.m. our bearer division went off. Captains Welsh, Wassell, and Kay, with 108 stretcher bearers. We of the tent division could only look on for the present. All day the fight raged along the heights, and far into the night the rattle of rifle fire and the din of machine guns was heard. All day the warships bombarded every likely spot with resultant huge explosions of earth, but not much damage apparently. On Sunday night, 75 wounded were brought off to us unexpectedly, and we had to hastily improvise accommodation in the forward troop deck, and the first and second saloons. I was at work till 3 a.m. on Monday fixing them up. …………………… Tuesday morning opened with more excitement for us. ………………………. About midday orders came that the colonel (Poate, Aspinall), and 22 men, were to go on the Itonus with wounded to Alexandria, and I and ten men on the Derflinger. They left, with our wounded, about 4 p.m., but I did not get to the Derflinger till 9 p.m., no launch being available earlier. …….. http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/137206755 The Sydney Morning Herald, Mon 12 Jul 1915 (p.11): RANK AND FILE – WORK OF THE ARMY MEDICAL CORPS – GRATITUDE OF SOLDIERS PERTH, Sunday Reuter’s Agency at Cairo, writing on June 14, says: – The Australians have been fortunate in having some brilliant and experienced surgeons with them. ……………………………………………………………. When the wounded commenced to arrive it was necessary to get extra nursing sisters, and, amongst others, Mrs Newmarch, wife of Colonel Newmarch, was impressed into service, and has been a ministering angel at Ras El Tin Hospital. ………………………………………………………………………………. http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/15594109 The Sydney Morning Herald, Mon 9 Aug 1915 (p.8): PERSONAL Mrs B.J. Newmarch, now looking after sick and wounded Australians at Cairo, reports by last mail that her husband, Colonel Newmarch, who was sent to Cairo from Gallipoli ill some weeks ago, is now much better, and expects to resume his command within the next few weeks. Sydney Mail (NSW), Wed 18 Aug 1915 (p.35): Australian Doctors and Nurses In a letter from Alexandria Dr A. Aspinall, of the Sydney Hospital staff, writes: – …………………….. Colonel Newmarch and I have been engaged in taking off the wounded in ships from the front, and have twice come down here with a large number of seriously wounded. …………………………….. Colonel Newmarch has not been well for the last fortnight, and has leave at present. ………… The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 10 Sept 1915 (p.6): LETTER FROM MRS NEWMARCH Mrs Newmarch, wife of Colonel Newmarch, and who was well-known as the matron of the North Shore Hospital prior to her marriage, writes from Alexandria under date July 20: “To-day I am taking five wounded Australians from the Greek Hospital for a drive. To-morrow I go to my old hospital, where I was nursing (Ghezireh Palace), and give everyone chocolate and papers; next day to another hospital, looking for Australians. While I am there I ask if they want anything, and are getting enough cigarettes, tobacco, etc. The matron has only to write to our Red Cross here and she gets it. My husband returned from the front some time ago. He is now senior surgeon at our Australian No. 2 General Hospital, Ghezireh Palace, Cairo.” Young Witness (NSW), Tue 13 Sept 1915 (p.2): TWO WOUNDED SONS – PRIVATES TOM AND ANDREW BERRY Sergeant Berry has had more than his share of trouble of late. His two sons, Thomas and Andrew, were both wounded at the war, and strange to say, the brothers have both been wounded in the head. After months of suffering the youngest and first wounded son (Tom) is now recovering, but Andrew, it is feared, if he does recover, will be a sufferer for life. He is in hospital at Malta, and his father received a cable on Saturday morning containing the distressing and sorrowful information that the wounds which were very serious were to the face. The father of the two brave boys has the genuine sympathy of all. Only last week Sergeant Berry, who is indeed a proud father, received a batch of letters both from Andrew and Tom, also from the lady who assisted to nurse the latter back to health. This was no other than Mrs Newmarch, the wife of Col. Newmarch, A.M.C., Macquarie st., Sydney, who in her letter described the serious nature of Tom’s injuries and the great interest which was taken in his case and the attention bestowed upon him. The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 31 Dec 1915 (p.8): NEWSPAPERS FOR TROOPS Mrs B.J. Newmarch, wife of Surgeon-Colonel Newmarch, writing to Mr E.S. MacDermott, hon. secretary of the Neutral Bay Lawn Tennis Club, from Heliopolis Palace Hospital, says: – “Thank you for the papers you have sent; our wounded and sick Australians have been pleased to get them. If you are sending any more please send them to me at Heliopolis Palace Hospital. My husband is now the O.C. here, and I have charge of a small store, which the Australian Red Cross has opened here, and every Thursday a number of Australian ladies help me to give every patient a paper to read. The soldier likes a paper from his own State. Half of the papers sent from Australia are wasted, because they are too old. I will not give them old ones, and sometimes out of five sacks full of papers I get the contents of only two sacks fit to give. This is a great waste of labour, and also of stamps. If you could point this out to the people in Australia the Australians in Egypt would be obliged.” The Sun (Sydney, NSW), Tue 1 Feb 1916 (p.6): MEN AND WOMEN Surgeon-Colonel Newmarch, O.C. at Heliopolis, has completely recovered from his recent illness. Mrs Newmarch is in Egypt tending the sick and wounded at the Heliopolis Palace Hotel. Sydney Mail (NSW), Wed 16 Feb 1916 (p.7): [Photo] On the Steps of No. 1 General Hospital SURGEON-GENERAL FORD, C.B., is here seen about to leave the hospital after completing a round of the wards. Behind him is Lieut Colonel B.J. Newmarch, O.C. (Sydney). The picture also shows Mrs Bernard Newmarch and Miss Knowles, the matron of this admirably conducted hospital. http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/166257274 South Gippsland Shire Echo (Vic), Fri 18 Feb 1916 (p.3): In the Fighting Line The following interesting letter from Pte Joseph Matthews, late of South Melbourne, has been forwarded to us from a Foster resident: – 1st Australian General Hospital, Palace Hotel, Heliopolis, 31/12/15 ………………………………………………………….. We have had a very fine time this week, and spent as merry a Xmas as possible under the circumstances. Our O.C. Colonel Newmarch is a fine man, and spared no expense in “filling them up again” and making the boys jolly. ……………………………… http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/154350878 The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate (Paramatta, NSW), Sat 19 Feb 1916 (p.11): THE SOLDIER’ RETURN ………………………………………….are among the happy parents who are about to welcome home again their soldier-boy from the battle’s front. Their son, Private H.J. Beavis, ……………….. He was attached to the A.A.M.C., and took part in the fateful landing on April 25th. ……………….. …………………when one bullet went right through his hat, while another broke his arm, and a third carried away a piece of his hip-bone. This necessitated his stay in the hospital somewhat longer, but he has for several months been employed there as private secretary to Colonel (Dr) Newmarch, in No.1 general hospital, until just before the evacuation of Gallipoli; he again returned with a cargo of bandages and medical requirements. …………………………………………., and on regaining consciousness he found himself on a stretcher being taken back to the ship, with his arm again fractured. At the hospital, his old Colonel, Dr Newmarch, insisted on his removal for a while right away from the war zone – a trip to Australia for a little while. ………………………………… http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/86072419 The Scone Advocate (NSW), Fri 25 Feb 1916 (p.2): Writing to his parents from Suez Road Camp, Heliopolis, Cairo, Driver Allan Brooker …………. Parcels are arriving in galore – all that you wrote about, I have received – also a billy-can full of good things issued to us by Mrs Newmarch. Quite a treat. …………………………………………. Narrogin Observer and ……………….. (WA), Sat 8 Jul 1916 (p.4): A Letter from Egypt The following is a letter received by Mr Henry Bacon, of “Oak Park,” East Narrogin, from Private Campbell Adcock, of the Army Medical Corps, A.I.F. Headquarters, Cairo, Egypt. The letter is dated April 23, 1916, ……………………………… ………………………… and one early morning a few other fellows and myself received orders to be ready in five minutes, and then we had a good long march to No. 3 Australian General Hospital. We were received by the O.C., Colonel Newmarch, a doctor from Sydney, who impressed upon us that we should have to work hard. Well, I soon nestled down to my fresh duties, and have been busy ever since. This is to be the receiving hospital for all the Australian troops who are drafted at various places along the canal, and each night motor ambulances meet the hospital train. ……………………… Quite recently the O.C. decided to have a lending library attached to the hospital, and I was recommended by our Warrant Officer for the post of librarian. I was shown a small room which had been fitted with a few shelves and 2,000 books had been thrown in a heap on the ground. ……………. I went and told the Colonel the other day everything was ready, and received congratulations on the way I had got the place fixed. I have to be here two hours daily, but am well repaid for my trouble, for everyone from Lieutenant-Colonels to convalescent patients come to look me up, and when time permits, I go round the wards with books. We have a Red Cross depot controlled by the Colonel’s wife, and any books she receives are handed over to me. She supplies the patients’ needs for she has a large stock of everything. ……………………………………………………….. http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/209190630 Maldon News (Vic), Tue 31 Oct 1916 (p.2): IN APPRECIATION OF RED CROSS WORK ……………………………………………………… In the larger centres in Egypt, such as No 3 Australian General Hospital at Cairo, the Red Cross store was under the supervision of Mrs Newmarch, wife of Colonel Newmarch, C.O. of the Hospital. Twice a week lists were taken through the wards and each man’s requirements noted, the articles listed being pipes, tobacco, cigarettes, shaving soap and brushes, toothbrushes and powder, handkerchiefs, holdalls, sweets, slippers, etc. …………………………………… http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/132756252 The Mail (Adelaide, SA), Sat 25 Nov 1916 (p.13): RED CROSS WORK Appreciation of Comforts Sent Colonel B.J. Newmarch, the O.C. of No. 3 Australian General Hospital, in a letter to Mr E.W. Hayward, the Red Cross Society’s Commissioner in Cairo, says: – “Before we leave I wish, on behalf of the officers and members of the staff to thank you very sincerely for the kindness you have shown them, and for the estimable way in which you have conducted all your relations with us. “I have never seen Red Cross work better conducted. There has been a continuous and ample supply, and every endeavour has been made to fit the hospital with every comfort for the patients. A debt of gratitude will indeed remain on our side.” The Daily News (Perth, WA), Fri 1 Dec 1916 (p.3): Mainly About People Mrs Bernard Newmarch (wife of Col. Newmarch, C.M.G., O.C. of the No.3 Australian General Hospital) has gone to London after two years’ constant Red Cross work in Egypt. The Sun (Sydney, NSW), Sun 3 Dec 1916 (p.15): Social Gossip Mrs J. Bernard Newmarch, wife of Dr Newmarch, is staying at Russell-square, London. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Wed 21 Mar 1917 (p.10): PERSONAL Captain J.H. Newmarch, M.C., the youngest son of Colonel B.J. Newmarch, C.M.G., is returning to Australia on staff duty. Captain Newmarch was wounded on Gallipoli, and invalided to England. He returned to Egypt on staff duty, was in France for a considerable time, and was again invalided to England. The Australasian (Melb, Vic), Sat 24 Mar 1917 (p.37): SOCIETY DOINGS IN SYDNEY Colonel Newmarch, V.D., C.M.G., of Sydney, was decorated last week by the King with the distinction he won in Egypt. He was in charge of the 3rd Australian General Hospital in Elmgrove, England, when in December last the Duke of Connaught visited it. Sunday Times (Sydney, NSW), Sun 28 Jul 1918 (p.17): Mrs Bernard Newmarch will have charge of the Army Medical Corps stall on Friday. Gifts may be left at A.M.C. Depot, Bull’s Chambers, Moore-street. Graphic of Australia (Melb, Vic), Thur 8 Aug 1918 (p.6): MAINLY ABOUT PEOPLE Mrs Bernard Newmarch, who left the Harbour City four years ago to settle first in Egypt, and then in Blighty, to be near her medical colonel husband and khakied sons, has returned home with one of the latter. Captain Jack Newmarch, who was invalided from the trenches, has taken a house at Pott’s Point, Sydney. Another soldier son, Capt. Newmarch, M.C., who was featured here as the Conant film drama hero, is back in the Harbour City, and has received his certificate of medical unfitness for further trench activities. Evening News (Sydney, NSW), Sat 8 Mar 1919 (p.4): FOR WOMEN Mrs Bernard Newmarch intends leaving by the Osterley for England to join her husband, Colonel Newmarch, C.M.G. Both her sons (original Anzacs) have returned to Australia. The Australasian (Melb, Vic), Sat 26 Jul 1919 (p.42): AUSTRALIANS ABROAD Mrs Bernard Newmarch has reached England from Australia; she and Colonel Newmarch are now staying at Artillery Mansions Hotel, Westminster. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Wed 17 Dec 1919 (p.10): COL. NEWMARCH BACK IN SYDNEY – MEDICAL SERVICES ABROAD Colonel Bernard James Newmarch, C.M.G., V.D., returned to Sydney on Monday, accompanied by his wife. The Colonel came back as the senior medical officer of the Wahehe, which brought 129 women and 39 children, in addition to a large number of Australian soldiers. Colonel Newmarch went through the South African campaign with the 2nd Australian Contingent, and was mentioned in despatches. He afterwards served for many years in the Commonwealth military forces as an officer in the Australian Army Medical Corps. Leaving with the First Australian Division, Colonel Newmarch was in charge of a transport with 3000 men. He was at the historic Gallipoli landing, and was in charge of the hospital transports going to and fro between Gallipoli and Alexandria until June, 1915. Part of this period of service was in Egypt and part of it on Lemnos. Becoming seriously ill the Australian medical officer was sent with other invalids to Alexandria. A little later he was appointed senior surgeon of an Australian hospital, and then to the command of the No. 2 Australian Hospital at Heliopolis, which he reorganised. Promotion to the rank of colonel was accompanied by the command of the hospital which was at first located at Abbassia, near Cairo. Going to England from the East in November, 1915, the Colonel was placed in charge of the Kitchener Military Hospital at Brighton. This hospital was transferred to France in April, 1916, and with its 1500 beds became famous as the No. 3 A.G.H. Recalled from France to England in December, 1917, the Colonel was given a position on the Australian Headquarters Staff in Horseferry-road, London. In the course of an interview yesterday Colonel Newmarch said he saw a good deal of the excellent work of the Australian Red Cross, in Egypt, in France, and in England. The Red Cross commissioners succeeded wonderfully in overcoming difficulties which at first seemed to be insurmountable. His wife, Colonel Newmarch added, had been associated with the Red Cross organisation war work since she left Sydney in 1914. Formerly one of the nursing staff of the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and afterwards matron of the North Sydney Hospital, Mrs Newmarch went to Egypt in 1914, and she assisted the Australian Red Cross in Heliopolis and Abbassia. For her services as a nurse at Ras-el-Tin Mrs Newmarch was awarded the Victory medal. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Sat 20 Dec 1919 (p.13): COL. NEWMARCH – WARMLY WELCOMED BY RIFLEMEN MEDCIAL CORPS WORK “Fifty per cent of the 1st Division had never fired out of anything but a miniature rifle before they landed in Gallipoli,” said Colonel B.J. Newmarch, C.M.G., V.D., yesterday, at a welcome home given by the National Rifle Association, to mark his return from active service. “For several months on the sands of Egypt,” continued Colonel Newmarch, “there was a little range about twice the length of this room, and the fellows were shooting out of Morris tubes. That was the whole experience they got with the rifle. The Rifle Association had an aim far beyond that of winning money prizes. It had to teach the man how to use his rifle. The man who had to shoot should learn to love his weapon.” Mr E.J. Brown, president of the association, said that Colonel Newmarch was one of the oldest members of the council, having been a member of it since 1893. For many years also, he had given a trophy for competition, and the Newmarch match has become a household work amongst riflemen. Messrs G. Douglas, C. Tayler, Colonel Payne, Captain Dakin, Commander Lindeman, and Messrs Mathieson and H.B. Jamieson supported the president’s remarks, and paid a tribute to the good work done by Mrs Newmarch and by Colonel Newmarch’s sons, one of whom had gained the Military Cross. Colonel Newmarch said that after all the jeers that had been cast at it before the war he was proud that the Australian Medical Corps had been able to do good work. They had learned much that would be of the greatest value. General Lee, State Commandant, presided. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Thur 22 Jan 1920 (p.6): Advertising DR BERNARD NEWMARCH has Returned from Active Service, and Resumed Practice at 193 Macquarie-street. The Blue Mountain Echo (NSW), Fri 21 Jan 1921 (p.6): Springwood Dr Newmarch has been elected to a seat on the Progress Association Committee. An effort is now being made to instil renewed life into the Association, which has done much good work in the past. Arrow (Sydney, NSW), Fri 18 Feb 1921 (p.12): RIFLE GOSSIP It is announced that Colonel B.J. Newmarch, C.M.G., V.D., a vice-president of the N.R.A. and a member of the council for some 28 years, has resigned from the council owing to his inability to regularly attend meetings. A keen supporter of rifle shooting, and himself a good shot, the Colonel will surely be missed. Colonel Newmarch has ever been a strong advocate of long range shooting and the 1000yds had no terrors for him. Sunday Times (Sydney, NSW), Sun 26 Feb 1922 (p.9): COMMONWEALTH LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY Dinner at Hotel Australia Celebrates Successful Year …………………………………………… Mr Alan Davis, in proposing the toast of the medical profession, paid a high tribute to the sterling qualities of Col Dr Newmarch, the chief medical officer of the society. He said that when he heard that Colonel Newmarch had been appointed to that position, he had remarked, “it will be a long time before there is a death claim in this society.” (Laughter) Colonel Newmarch, who was received with loud applause, made an agreeable little speech in responding. He referred to a remark passed by Mr Holman that Parliament controlled the destinies of those who live. He might add that the medical profession controlled the destinies of those who die. He was gratified with the success which had already attended the efforts of the directors of the society, and he spoke of the enthusiasm of the organisation, and its prospects of future success. The Inverell Times (NSW), Fri 13 Aug 1926 (p.4): ABOUT PEOPLE The engagement is announced of Miss Mary Smith, daughter of Mr and Mrs C.L. Smith, of Argyle, to Mr J. Newmarch, of Bowen, son of Dr and Mrs Newmarch, of Rose Bay. The Sun (Sydney, NSW), Sun 5 Jun 1927 (p.22): SOCIAL INTERESTS Miss Mary Ross Smith left by the Marella during the week for Darwin, where she will be married to Captain John H. Newmarch. Their future home will be at Manbullo Station, Ermingalon, Northern Territory. An afternoon tea was given at Farmer’s by Mrs B.J. Newmarch and Mrs Colin Stewart, prior to Miss Smith’s departure. Mrs Russell Lawry, Mrs A.F. Avern, Miss Nell Boy, and Mr Chisholm Smith accompanied the bride-to-be to Darwin. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Sat 16 Mar 1929 (p.18): DR B.J. NEWMARCH DEATH OF MILITARY OFFICER The death occurred yesterday at his residence, Le Chalet, Caledonian-road, Rose Bay, of Dr Bernard James Newarch, C.M.G., a well-known Sydney practitioner, and who served with distinction in the South African War and the Great War. He was 73 years of age. [Photo] Born in Surrey, England, the late Dr Newmarch was a son of Mr John Newmarch, barrister. After 10 years’ work in London hospitals he came to Australia, and was engaged in general practice at Bowral, at North Sydney, and in Macquarie-street. He was a member of the council of the British Medical Association for several years, and had held the position of president. The late Dr Newmarch served in the Naval Brigade for some time, and subsequently entered the Australian Army Medical Corps. He served as a subaltern during the South African War, being promoted on the field and mentioned in despatches. He was awarded the Queen’s Medal and four clasps. At the outbreak of the Great War Colonel Newmarch was practising in Macquarie-street, and at that time held the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the A.A.M.C. He was appointed to form and command the 1st Field Ambulance of the A.I.F., and sailed with that unit on the Euripides in October, 1914. In 1917 Dr Newmarch was appointed to a position at A.I.F. Administrative Headquarters in London, where he served until 1919, when he returned to Australia. Dr Newmarch was twice married. He is survived by Mrs Newmarch and three sons and one daughter. The sons are Mr Roy N. Newmarch, Lieutenant Allan Newmarch, and Captain John N. Newmarch, and the daughter is Mrs Stewart, wife of Dr Colin Stewart. The funeral will take place this afternoon in South Head Cemetery, after a short service, commencing at a quarter past 2 o’clock, at St Michael’s Church, Vaucluse. Sunday Times (Sydney, NSW), Sun 17 Mar 1929 (p.2): Late Dr Newmarch At the funeral of the late Colonel B.J. Newmarch, C.M.G., C.B.E., V.D. (v.p. of N.R.A.), at South Head yesterday, were, amongst others, Messrs H.B. Jamieson (chairman) and J.B. Thomson (V.P.), representing the N.R.A. of NSW; Commander Lindeman (Naval Brigade), R. Coombes (V.P.), representing the M.D.R.C. Union; James Cooper (ex-Supt, Rifle Range), B. Clark (Sydney R.C.). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Tue 19 Mar 1929 (p.10): DR B.J. NEWMARCH AN APPRECIATION (BY L.F.S.) There passed to his reward last week a man I have affectionately revered for 20 years as best and kindest of doctors and friends. As one of his old nurses I shall always remember his unfailing courtesy and patience during the many times I nursed his patients, and also the care and skill he showed towards my own case when I myself was for a time his patient. Most of all I shall remember his treatment of the sick poor in the Sydney Hospital during my training there. Not one manner for the rich and another for the indigent had our beloved doctor, but ever and always he acted towards the most lowly, humble, and fallen of his sick ones as the Master of old, and this endearing trait in his character caused him to be known amongst many of us as the good Samaritan. As I, of another faith, knelt in the little old Vaucluse church on Saturday, near the coffin that contained his earthly remains, I felt that never did man more surely pass to eternal reward. Referee (Sydney, NSW), Wed 20 Mar 1929 (p.15): Dr B.J. Newmarch, for many years a member of the N.S.W.N.R.A. Council, died on Friday, aged 73. He had a distinguished military career. The late Dr Newmarch was a life member of the N.S.W.N.R.A., and a vice-president at the time of his demise. The Sun (Sydney, NSW), Sun 12 May 1929 (p.4): Society Mrs Bernard Newmarch sailed for Darwin by the Malabar on Tuesday. She will be the guest of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr and Mrs John Newmarch, of Manbulloo Station, Katherine, Northern Territory. The Sun (Sydney, NSW), Sun 15 Sept 1929 (p.4): Society Mrs Bernard Newmarch, of Rose Bay, who has been the guest of her son, Mr John Newmarch, of Lanbulloo Station, Northern Territory, will return to Sydney this month by the Marella. She will be accompanied by her daughter-in-law, Mrs John Newmarch. The Sun (Sydney, NSW), Mon 13 May 1929 (p.12): LEFT £6401 LATE DR NEWMARCH Dr Bernard James Newmarch, of “Le Chalet,” Caledonian-road, Rose Bay, died, aged 72 on March 15, 1929, and his estate has now been sworn at £6401. He appointed his widow (Blanche Edith Newmarch), and his brother (Leofric Adam Newmarch), and his son John Heathcote Newmarch) executors and trustees. The estate was left for the benefit of the widow and children. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Tue 30 Mar 1937 (p.10): DEATHS NEWMARCH – March 28, 1937, at her residence, 9 Caledonian-road, Rose Bay, Blanche Edith, widow of the late Dr Bernard J. Newmarch. Interred South Head Cemetery, 29th instant.