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Daniel Andrew STEWART

Regimental number3591
Place of birthHobart Tasmania
Other NamesDavid Andrew
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFrench polisher
Address218 Bathurst Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Stewart, 218 Bathurst Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Enlistment date25 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919

Military Medal

'His work throughout the recent operations at ZONNEBEKE on 27th September, 1917, was invaluable as a runner and as a guide. He guided carrying parties successfully to the front line whilst the enemy was shelling the tracks, and on the 26th September he delivered despatches under heavy enemy shell and machine gun fire. His work was carried out fearlessly and cheerfully.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 3590 Pte Eric Arthur STEWART, 52nd Bn, killed in action, 23 September 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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