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Louis Andrew STUART

Regimental number3224
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationAgriculturist
Addressc/o Dr Woods, Wellington, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Stephaine Stuart, c/o Dr Woods, Wellington, New South Wales
Enlistment date11 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll39494
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 23 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in an attack on the enemy's trenches near FLERS on the night 4/5th November, 1916 when under a heavy barrage he carried messages over 700 yards of shell pitted country from a strong point to Battalion H..Q. He twice did the journey crossing No Mans Land on each occasion, owing to the heavy resins he often fell shoulder deep in shell holes and was wet to the skin. He was cheerful throughout and showed an absolute disregard for danger. The information he brought in proved very valuable at a critical stage of the operations.'

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