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Arthur Robert STONER

Regimental number27600
Place of birthGladstone South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
AddressFreeling, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs M J Stoner, Freeling, South Australia
Enlistment date6 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 1, Reinforcement 20
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/89/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 20 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'This man was lead driver of a firing battery wagon of one of the forward sections during the operations in front of BELLICOURT on the 29th September. His horse was killed beneath him, and his off horse was wounded. The lead driver of the gun team was wounded; Gunner STONER volunteered to take his place, although much shaked by the concussion, and continued to act in this capacity during the rest of the day and greater part of the night. He displayed great devotion to duty and courage and is deserving of special recognition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 3749 Pte Henry John STONER, 12th Bn, returned to Australia, 12 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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