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Stewart PILLAR

Regimental number962
Place of birthDandenong Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDairyman
AddressDandenong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs T Pillar, Dandenong, Victoria
Enlistment date14 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Light Horse Regiment, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 20 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 3 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'From REINCOURT to BEAUMETZ on 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd March, 1917, this man carried out the duties of despatch rider between advanced guard and patrols, at all times under heavy fire. On all occasions he showed a splendid devotion to duty and was specially recommended by the O.C. of advance guard as being one of the most reliable men he has ever had under him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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