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John Provins STEWART

Regimental number2088
Place of birthGeurie, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressGeurie, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 4.25"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinFather, Alex Stewart, Geurie, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 August 1915
Place of enlistmentDubbo, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 12 July 1919
Discharge date12 March 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength of 1st Australian Light Horse Reserve Regiment, Heliopolis, 1 March 1916.

Transferred to 5th Division Artillery, Tel el Kebir, 12 April 1916.

Taken on strength of 5th Australian Divisional Ammunition Column as a gunner, Ferry Post East, 21 April 1916.

Posted to No 3 Section, 5th Australian Divisional Artillery Column, Ferry Post, 15 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 20 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 30 June 1916.

Promoted Driver, 23 July 1916.

On leave to the United Kingdom, 14 September 1917; rejoined unit, 25 September 1917.

To hospital, 27 September 1917; admitted to No 58 General Hospital, St Omer, 1 October 1917, and transferred to No 59 General Hospital, St Omer, the same day (lobar pneumonia); to England, 5 November 1917; to Edmonton Military Hospital, Middlesex, 6 November 1917; to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 6 December 1917; discharged and marched into No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 14 December 1917.

Marched into Overseas Training Bde, 8 February 1918.

Found guilty, 27 February 1918, of being absent without leave from 0830 hours, 23 February 1918, until 1330 hours, 24 February 1918: awarded 6 days' Field Punishment No 2 and total forfeiture of 10 days' pay.

Marched into Reserve Bde Australian Artillery, 5 March 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 13 March 1918; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, 14 March 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 17 March 1918; rejoined 5th Australian Divisional Ammunition Column, 19 March 1918.

To hospital, 8 April 1918; admitted to No 11 Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 9 April 1918 (debility); transferred to England, 15 April 1918; to No 1 Southern General Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham, 16 April 1918 (debility and pleurisy, mild); to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 8 May 1918; discharged to furlough, 15 May 1918; marched into No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 29 May 1918.

Marched into No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 1 June 1918 (Class B1A1).

Marched into Overseas Training Bde, 4 July 1918.

Marched into Reserve Bde Australian Artillery, 19 July 1918.

Admitted to Sutton Veny Hospital, 2 August 1918 (bronchitis); discharged to Reserve Bde Australian Artillery, 11 August 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 September 1918; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Le Havre, 18 September 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 22 September 1918; rejoined 5th Australian Divisional Ammunition Column, 25 September 1918.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of No 14 Australian Field Ambulance, 4 November 1918.

To the United Kingdom on leave, 25 February 1919; rejoined unit, 17 March 1919.

Proceeded to England for return to Australia, 24 March 1919; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 1 April 1919.

Married Jane Holloway, Birmingham, 10 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Indarra', 12 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 9 September 1919; discharged Sydney (medically unfit), 12 March 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAddress incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Glenrie, New South Wales.
Date of death3 February 1922
Age at death33
Place of burialOrange Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, STEWART John Provins

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