• George Newhouse

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  • Enlistment - WW1

    Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia

  • Birth

    Pyrmont, NSW, Australia

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    • Addendum George Newhouse Family
    • Posted by Mapping our Anzacs story, Wednesday, 20 November 2013

    George Newhouse (1891 - 1915) George was born in Pyrmont, NSW, in 1891. George was the eldest living, of five children, three brothers and one sister. George Newhouse was 23 years old when he enlisted at Liverpool, NSW, on the 20/11/1914.George's brothers at the time of enlistment were John C (age 21), Harry (age 19) David (age 14) and his sister Alma (age 13). George's mother (Elizabeth) was admitted to hospital and his father John was trying to look after the family in the day and worked as a watchman at night. George's father was John Newhouse but his real name was Ubbe Shetsberg born in Simonsvolde, Hanover, Germany in 1862.Ubbe (John) arrived as seaman in Australia in c.1879, worked as a seaman / cook on local transports, married in 1889 and was naturalised in 1910. Prior to George's enlistment Ubbe (John) received a letter from his brother David Shetsberg from Germany that his sons were drafted into the German Army. Added to Ubbe's (John's) personal conflict he was also advised by the police that he was likely to be interned as a German Alien irrespective if he was naturalised or not.Anti-German feelings were also running high in Australia and locally, plus the thought of his son fighting his cousins, his pending internment and the sickness of his wife was too much for Ubbe (John) and he had a epileptic fit and died on the 5th December 1914, two weeks after George enlisted.John C Newhouse (My Grandfather) was left to look after the family because Harry Newhouse left and enlisted in the Army on the 7/1/1915 to join his brother George in the 4th battalion, 2 Reinforcements.George's unit landed at ANZAC cove, Gallipoli on April 25th 1915. On the 2nd May 1915 George was shot and killed at Johnson's Jolly. His body was never recovered.Harry landed under fire on the 26th April 1915 and was injured and evacuated on the 28th May 1915 and repatriated back to Australia on the 18th June 1916. Harry went on to live until he was 100 years old and is featured in the book the Last of the ANZACS. Harry visited his brother's memorial at Lone Pine in 1990 with an Australian contingent for the 75th Anniversary of the landing. Harry called his son George after his brother and often said that the only reason he was here was that he could side step better than George. George's name is inscribed on the Lone Pine Memorial at Gallipoli with no known grave.My Mother was born in 1916 and her middle name is Dardanelles (named after George's resting place)Compiled by Dennis Overton (Great Nephew) 18/02/2009

    • George Newhouse family
    • Posted by Mapping our Anzacs story, Wednesday, 20 November 2013

    George Newhouse died at Johnsons Jolly, Gallipoli 2 May 1915. George was enlisted into the 4th Battalion 2 reinforcements. He enlisted just before his brother Harry Newhouse and landed together on the 25th April 1915. Harry said that he could duck better than George. Harry Newhouse was evacuated from Gallipolli 28/5/1915 and returned home to Australia and lived until he was 100 years. He often showed us a metal case that deflected a Turkish bullet.