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Thomas STEWART

Regimental number2428
Place of birthElloa Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressMilton View, Box 33, P.O., Pitsworth, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, James Stewart, Wood End Cottage, Whin's Road, Elloa, Scotland
Enlistment date7 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 20 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at Villers Carbonnel on 29th Aug., 1918. Gunner Stewart as linesman maintained telephone communication under extremely heavy gas and H.E. fire. It was due to his personal courage and perseverance in effecting continuous repairs that his Battery successfully engaged and silenced an enemy Battery which had been causing large numbers of casualties to our advancing infantry.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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