|Place of birth||Albury, New South Wales|
|Address||Townsend Street, Auburn, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||18.4|
|Next of kin||Father, Michael Thomas Meade, Townsend Street, Auburn, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served in 44th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces (Compulsory Military Training scheme); still serving at time of AIF enlistment.|
|Place of enlistment||Cootamundra, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||55th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/72/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||13th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Michael Thomas and Agnus Jane MEADE. Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts|
'On the morning of the 26th September, 1917, during the attack near ZONEBEKE, Private MEADE was a Company Runner. Twice during the early stages of the advance, he carried messages through the enemy's counter barrage and back across a swampy area heavily shelled and swept by machine gun fire. During the afternoon, a counter attack was in progress and an urgent message had to be sent back. The shelling at this time was particularly severe, but MEADE volunteered and succeeded in delivering the message to its destination. His work has been particularly good throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
War service: Western Front
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Arawa', 15 September 1918 (epilepsy); discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 19 January 1920.
Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory MedalDeath attributed to War Service.
|Date of death|
|Age at death||40|
|Place of burial||Rookwood Necropolis (R.C. Sec. 8, 529), Sydney, New South Wales|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, MEADE Stewart Michael|