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Stewart TOUGH

Regimental number527
Place of birthBrunswick N/A
ReligionChurch of England
Address41 Park Street, East Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation38
Next of kinMother, Mrs M J Tough, 41 Park Street, East Brunswick, Victoria
Enlistment date12 March 1915
Unit name24th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'This N.C.O. has rendered very efficient and meritorious service with the Battalion during the past six months. At MONT ST. QUENTIN, BEAUREVOIR and MONTBREHAIN, C.Q.M.S. TOUGH kept constant liaison with his Company Commander and the Q.M. Store at the Transport lines. By this method he was able to safely deliver his Company's rations each night. At BEAUREVOIR the ration limbers came under much heavy enemy fire, but TOUGH waited until the limbers were saely guided through and then reported to his Company Commander. Out of the line C.Q.M.S. THOUGH has shown much resourcefulness in the provision of additional comforts for the men of the Company. He has worked consistently and regardless of personal fatigue and discomfort. The reports of the Company hav been splendidly kept by this N.C.O. thus aiding the general administrative work of the Battalion.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

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