Talk:James Newland

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Article milestones
Date Process Result
January 3, 2009 WikiProject A-class review Approved
January 5, 2009 Good article nominee Listed
August 18, 2009 Featured article candidate Promoted
Current status: Featured article

Meritorious Service Medal[edit]

Per the current Order of Precedence only naval recipients of the MSM before 1928 get postnoms, see "No. 56878". The London Gazette (invalid |supp= (help)). 17 March 2003. . This is strictly the British order, but I assume the Aussie rules don't differ markedly. David Underdown (talk) 10:47, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:James Newland/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Hi there, I am happy to tell you that this article has passed GA without the need for any further improvement. Listed below is information on how the article fared against the Wikipedia:good article criteria, with suggestions for future development. These are not required to achieve GA standard, but they might help in future A-class or FAC review process.

  • It is reasonably well written.
    a (prose): b (MoS):
No problems, although consider using third level (===) headings to break up the text on his First World War service.
I have used third level headings for the "Victoria Cross" and "Later war service" sections. Do you mean his earlier service during the war? Cheers, Abraham, B.S. (talk) 23:49, 5 January 2009 (UTC)
  • It is factually accurate and verifiable.
    a (references): b (citations to reliable sources): c (OR):
  • It is broad in its coverage.
    a (major aspects): b (focused):
Although complete enough, I'd be interested to see more information on his service in the Boer War (what was the "action" that he saw?), his service 1902-1914 in the Australian army and subsequently in 1919-1941 (where was he posted and what appointments did he hold?) As well as on his police service (Which force was he with?).--Jackyd101 (talk) 15:33, 5 January 2009 (UTC)
I wish I could further improve these areas, but all of the information in the article is as much as I was able to gather from all of my sources. However, I can clarify that it was the Tasmanian Police Force. Cheers, Abraham, B.S. (talk) 23:49, 5 January 2009 (UTC)
  • It follows the neutral point of view policy.
    a (fair representation): b (all significant views):
  • It is stable.
  • It contains images, where possible, to illustrate the topic.
    a (tagged and captioned): b (lack of images does not in itself exclude GA): c (non-free images have fair use rationales):
  • Overall:
    a Pass/Fail:

Thankyou and congratulations, an excellent addition to Wikipedia:Good Articles. All the best.--Jackyd101 (talk) 15:33, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the review, mate. Cheers, Abraham, B.S. (talk) 23:49, 5 January 2009 (UTC)