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Charles William STEWART

Regimental number4349
Place of birthNewcastle New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationWheeler
AddressPelaw Main, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs H M Stewart, c/o Mr Parrott, 43 York Street, Millers Point, New South Wales
Enlistment date13 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'In the operations north east of GUEUDECOURT on night 4th/5th February, 1917, Private STEWART was a Company runner. He ran with urgent messages through to Battalion Headquarters and carried flares and S.A.A. back through heavy shelling. He was one of the first men in the trench in the charge. Later on he guided a number of walking patients down to the R.A.P. and returned at once. He volunteered as a bomber with Private ROBERTSON (recommended for V.C.) on the right flank. He remained on duty until very severely wounded. STEWART is an exceptionally brave man, and is very strongly recommended for distinction.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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