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Ernest Norman STEWARD

Regimental number627
Place of birthTorrensville, South Australia
ReligionChurch of Christ
OccupationEngineer
AddressHenley Beach Road, Torrensville, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 7.75"
Weight155 lbs
Next of kinFather, Alfred Steward, Henley Beach Road, Torrensville, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 31 October 1917
Discharge date14 January 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 18 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 18 December 1915.

Transferred to 22nd Howitzer Brigade, 10 March 1916, and posted to 105th Battery.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 March 1916.

Transferred to 5th Field Artillery Brigade, 13 May 1916.

Detached to School of Gunnery, 30 November 1916; rejoined 5th Field Artillery Brigade, 26 January 1917.

Wounded in action, 27 July 1916 (gun shot wound, head), admitted to 140th Field Ambulance, and transferred to 41st Casualty Clearing Station; to 56th General Hospital, Etaples, 2 August 1917 (wound, scalp); to England, 7 August 1917, and admitted same day to Northampton War Hospital, Duston; transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 4 September 1917; discharged on furlough, 11 September 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 25 September 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Berrima', 31 October 1917; disembarked Adelaide, 27 December 1917; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound head, trephine, Adelaide, 14 January 1918.

War service: 2 years 190 days (of which 2 years 40 days were abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death30 March 1921
SourcesNAA: B2455, STEWARD Ernest Norman

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