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Charles William STUART

Regimental number1174
Place of birthInverness, Scotland
SchoolSchools and Colleges in Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia20
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mary F Stuart, c/o Mrs Sinclair The Grange, Leongatha, Victoria
Previous military serviceHe belonged for a short time to "Seaforth Highlanders".
Enlistment date23 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe left with 1st Regt 5th Batt on 22 December 1914. Served until 1918 when he was gassed. Granted leave to Australia but died before he could sail for here. His father was a Major in Seaforth Highlanders. He died of broncho pneumonia.
FateDied of disease 5 December 1918
Place of death or woundingDied in 2nd Scottish General Hospital, Edinburgh.
Age at death30
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialBlackfaulds Private Burial Ground, Torphichen, Scotland
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Grant and Helen STUART; husband of Mary F. STUART, The Grane, Leongatha, Victoria
Family/military connectionsOne cousin served with New South Wales Battalion and three brother-in-laws served in Queensland Battalions.

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