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John James STUART

Regimental number3478
Place of birthWyalong, New South Wales
SchoolSt Patrick's Convent (Catholic) School, Wyalong, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMiner
AddressWyalong, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, W B Stuart, Wyalong, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Pioneer Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe received the Military Medal for bravery on the field.
FateDied of disease 13 July 1918
Place of death or woundingRouen, France
Age at death23.4
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery Extension (Block Q, Plot II, Row M, Grave No. 2), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
175
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Brian and Cathrine STUART, 'Phoebe Dale', Wyalong, New South Wales
Medals

Military Medal

'At ZILLEBEKE on the night of 16/17th September 1917, Private Stuart was one of a party detailed to remove 9.2 inch shells from alongside a burning building. The place was being heavily shelled at the time and, in addition, ammunition and bombs of all descriptions were exploding inside the building. Although the whole of the party displayed the greatest courage, Private Stuart stood out conspicuously above his comrades, supporting his senior officers in a splendid manner.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Family/military connectionsUncle: 3809 Pte Frederick Cornelius HULM, 20th Bn, killed in action, 20 September 1917.
Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal