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Stewart Hamilton AYLIFFE

Regimental number3
Date of birth2 November 1892
Place of birthRoseworthy, South Australia
SchoolHamley Bridge and Gawler Public Schools, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCivil service
AddressHamley Bridge, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 4.75"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Eva May Ayliffe, Mile End, South Australia
Enlistment date1 June 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 32nd Battalion
Promotion date: 1 May 1918


Unit: 32nd Battalion
Promotion date: 18 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 7 February 1919
Discharge date18 May 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4251 Pte Gerald Keith AYLIFFE, 32nd Bn, returned to Australia, 5 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 18 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 18 December 1915.

Admitted to 8th Field Ambulance, Ferry Post, 1 April 1916 (mumps), and transferred same day to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station; discharged to duty, 15 April 1916; rejoined 32nd Bn, 16 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

On Command, School of Instruction, Cassell, 1 July 1916.

Wounded in action, Fromelles, 20 July 1916 (gun shot wound, left shoulder); admitted to 14th General Hospital, Wimereux, 21 July 1916; transferred to England, 21 July 1916, and admitted to General Military Hospital, Colchester, 22 July 1916; transferred same day to Suffolk Military Hospital, Ampton, Bury St Edmunds; to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 14 November 1916; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 8 December 1916. Wounded in action, Fleurbaix, 20 July 1916; invalided to Ampton Hall, Suffolk, England; recovered and returned to duty, June 1917. Wounded, second occasion, Narroy, Bellecourt, 30 October 1918; invalided to Wandsworth Hospital, London; recovered and returned to duty. Arrived back in Australia, 21 March 1918; discharged as medically unfit.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous details*Name spelt Stuart on National Archives
Date of death27 May 1947
SourcesNAA: B2455, AYLIFFE Stewart Hamilton

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