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James Selwyn STEWART

Regimental number269
Place of birthBranxholme Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationPastoralist
AddressKabawalla, Hamilton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, James Stewart, Kabawalla Hamilton, Victoria
Enlistment date15 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateDischarged 13 June 1917
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He repeatedly led sand-carts backwards and forwards under very heavy fire, displaying great courage and determination.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Date of death19 January 1945
Place of burialPortland Cemetery

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