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Regimental number6387
Place of birthGarvagh, Co Londonderry, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMilang, Moora, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 8.75"
Weight116 lbs
Next of kinFather, William James Stewart, Upperlands, Londonderry, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected on account of flat feet)
Enlistment date21 October 1916
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 30 June 1918
Discharge date3 March 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 23 December 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 16 February 1917. Admitted to Parkhouse Hospital, 31 March 1917 (no further details); discharged to Depot, 18 April 1917. Proceeded overseas to France, 14 June 1917; taken on strength, 50th Bn, 3 July 1917.

Wounded in action, 26 September 1917 (gun shot wound, shoulder), and admitted to 22nd Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to 7th Canadian Stationary Hospital, 27 September 1917; to 7th Convalescent Depot, 17 October 1917; to 4th Australian Division Base Depot, 3 November 1917; rejoined unit, 13 November 1917. Granted leave, 3-17 February 1918.

Wounded in action, 25 April 1918 (gun shot wound, shoulder), and admitted to 2/3 Home Counties Field Ambulance; transferred to 12th Casualty Clearing Station, 25 April 1918; to 42nd Stationary Hospital, Camiers, 26 April 1918; to England, 28 April 1918, and admitted to Suffolk War hospital, Ampton Hall, Bury St Edmunds. Transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 23 May 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Kanowna', 30 June 1918; disembarked Fremantle, 24 August 1918; discharged, 3 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, STEWART William

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