Henry Simpson Newland

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Henry Simpson Newland
Henry Simpson Newland 1932 B6071.jpg
Newland in c.1932
Born (1873-11-24)24 November 1873
Kensington, South Australia
Died 13 November 1969(1969-11-13) (aged 95)
Allegiance Australia
Service/branch Citizens Military Force
Australian Imperial Force
Years of service 1907–1910
Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Unit Australian Army Medical Corps
Battles/wars First World War
Awards Knight Bachelor
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Distinguished Service Order
Mentioned in Despatches
At work in the R.A.H., 1925

Sir Henry Simpson Newland, CBE, DSO, FRCS (24 November 1873 – 13 November 1969) was a distinguished Australian surgeon.

As president of the Australian War Service League he was active in promoting selective conscription and martial law during the Second World War.[1]

The Henry Simpson Newland Prize is named in his honour. The medal was first awarded by the Federal Council of the British Medical Association in Australia, and since 1956, by the Australian Medical Association.

He is commemorated by a plaque on the Jubilee 150 Walkway.



  1. ^ "Views And Comments". The Advertiser (Adelaide). South Australia. 23 January 1942. p. 11. Retrieved 5 December 2016 – via National Library of Australia. 

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