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Colin Keith STEWART

Regimental number12341
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationElectrician
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 4"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinSister, Annie May Stewart, Canberra, Murdoch Street, Cremorne, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets.
Enlistment date1 February 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Unit name1st Anzac Mounted Division, 1st Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on 8 July 1916
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Air Mechanic
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
FateReturned to Australia 1 February 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date7 June 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, England

Embarked Sydney on board HT 'Mongolia', 8 July 1916.

Attached to 1st Light Horse Regiment, Moascar, 12 August 1916; taken on strength, Australian Army Service Corps Details, Moascar, 8 December 1916.

Transferred to Australian Flying Corps, Moascar, 23 December 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 13 January 1917; disembarked Southampton, England, 30 March 1917.

Admitted to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 9 July 1917 (pyorrhoea); discharged to duty with unit.

Found guilty, 21 July 1917, of being absent without leave, 19-20 July 1917: admonished, and forfeited 1 day's pay.

Found guilty, 6 August 1917, of being absent without leave, 22 July-6 August 1917: awarded 15 days' detention, and forfeiture of 15 days' pay under Royal Warrant; total forfeiture: 30 days' pay.

Taken on strength, 29th Training Squadron, 22 August 1917.

Found guilty, 31 August 1917, of being absent without leave, 30-31 August 1917: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks, and forfeited 1 day's pay.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Press Heath, 3 September 1917; transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 11 September 1917 (pyorrhoea and alveolosis); discharged on furlough, 24 September 1917, to report on 1 October 1917.

Found guilty, 8 October 1917, of being absent without leave, 1-4 October 1917: awarded 168 hours' detention, and forfeiture of a total of 15 days' pay.

Admitted to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 19 October1917 (pyorrhoea); discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 25 October 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Balmoral Castle', 1 February 1918; disembarked Sydney, 28 March 1918; discharged (medically unfit: haemorrhagic stomatitis), 7 June 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 October 1960
SourcesNAA: B2455, STEWART Colin Keith

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