|Place of birth||Balmain, New South Wales|
|School||Burwood Public School, Burwood, New South Wales|
|Address||Lucas Road, Burwood, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||26|
|Next of kin||Father, D Stuart, Lucas Road, Burwood, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served for three years Royal Australian Field Artillery, Victoria Barracks, Sydney.|
|Place of enlistment||National Park, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Driver|
|Unit name||Field Artillery Brigade 5, Brigade Ammunition Column|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||13/33/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A45 Bulla on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||5th Field Artillery Brigade|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Belgium|
|Age at death||27|
|Age at death from cemetery records||27|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 7), Belgium
The Menin Gate Memorial (so named because the road led to the town of Menin) was constructed on the site of a gateway in the eastern walls of the old Flemish town of Ypres, Belgium, where hundreds of thousands of allied troops passed on their way to the front, the Ypres salient, the site from April 1915 to the end of the war of some of the fiercest fighting of the war.
The Memorial was conceived as a monument to the 350,000 men of the British Empire who fought in the campaign. Inside the arch, on tablets of Portland stone, are inscribed the names of 56,000 men, including 6,178 Australians, who served in the Ypres campaign and who have no known grave.
The opening of the Menin Gate Memorial on 24 July 1927 so moved the Australian artist Will Longstaff that he painted 'The Menin Gate at Midnight', which portrays a ghostly army of the dead marching past the Menin Gate. The painting now hangs in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at the entrance of which are two medieval stone lions presented to the Memorial by the City of Ypres in 1936.
Since the 1930s, with the brief interval of the German occupation in the Second World War, the City of Ypres has conducted a ceremony at the Memorial at dusk each evening to commemorate those who died in the Ypres campaign.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
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|Parents: Duncan and Mary STUART, 'Logan Brae', Hill End, New South Wales. Native of Balmain, New South Wales|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 25 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 2 January 1916.
Transferred to 20th Battery, Moascar, 10 March 1916.
Promoted Temporary Bombardier, and confirmed in that rank same day, 10 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 March 1916.
Transferred to 22nd Field Artillery Brigade, 13 May 1916.
Promoted Corporal, 20 November 1916.
Admitted to 12 General Hospital, Rouen, 28 November 1916 (not yet diagnosed); transferred to No 2 Convalescent Depot, 5 December 1916 (bronchitis); to Base Depot, 13 December 1916; rejoined unit, in the field, 24 December 1916.
Transferred to 13th Battery, 5th Field Artillery Brigade, 27 January 1917.
Promoted Sergeant, 1 June 1917.
On leave, 15 June 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 30 June 1917.
Killed in action, 23 July 1917.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, STUART Alexander|