Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
John Verdun Newton
Birth
Date 12 April 1916 Place Dongara, Western Australia
Parents
Son of Edward Henry, farmer and Mary Elizabeth Dingle
Marriage and Family
Unmarried
Death
Date Presumed 14 January 1944Place After reported missing from flight air operation, target Brunswick, Germany
Cemetery Hanover War Cemetery, Hannover, GermanyCause of Death Flying battle
Religion
Not stated
Education
Educated locally
Occupation
Farmer
Employment History
Share farming (wheat) at Mingenew by late 1930s
Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) 17 August 1941

Awarded flying badge 15 May 1942
Embarked for United Kingdom 24 August 1942
With 7th Squadron
Flying Officer 10 January 1943, acting Flight Lieutenant 20 October 1943
Reported missing 14 January 1944
House
MLA
Party
Labor
Date Elected
20 November 1943
Inaugural Speech
-No inaugural speech given
Inaugural Video
Speeches
Search for speeches by John Newton
Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1943
Electorate
Greenough
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • Elected MLA Greenough 20 November 1943, not sworn in
  • On 31 July 1945 panel of members appointed to enquire whether vacancy existed, panel reported 28 August 1945, seat declared vacant 27 September 1945
Background/Membership
Parents had farming property at Mingenew
References
Australian War Memorial website. Roll of Honour. Accessed 3 March 2015. https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1721841/?query=john+verdun+newton&op=Search&format=list&rows=20&section%5B0%5D=people
D Black and G Bolton, eds, Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume two 1930-2010, Western Australian Parliamentary History Project, Perth, WA, 2011, p. 192.
Electoral rolls

Mirror of the People, p. 191–197.
RAAF records
Further Information
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