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Arthur James STEWART

Regimental number3256
Place of birthLewisham, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationPlasterer
AddressCorshalton Street, Croydon, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, W Stewart, 37 Corshalton Street, Croydon, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Brigade Machine Gun Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of influenza in hospital in Paris.
FateDied of disease 29 October 1918
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialCity of Paris Cemetery (Plot 6, Row 20, Grave No. 20), Pantin, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
177
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Mary S. STEWART, 47 Carlshalton Street, Croydon, New South Wales
Medals

Military Medal

'By his bravery, devotion to duty and utter disregard for personal safety in the operations in the vicinity of PERONNE on 1st and 2nd September, 1918, two gun teams in the front line were kept supplied with ammunition at a most critical time. Men carrying ammunition having become casualties, this N.C.O. went backwards and forwards over open ground through an exceedingly heavy barrage and thus succeeded in keeping both guns in action and setting a splendid example to the men under him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Family/military connectionsCousin Crichton Stewart served.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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