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Frederick John STEWARD

Regimental number2796
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBootmaker
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 3.5"
Weight122 lbs
Next of kinFrederick Needham Steward, 117 Argyle Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 August 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Unit name23rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 22), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
171
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and joined 58th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 23 February 1916.

Transferred to 60th Bn, 15 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 2630102: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, STEWARD Frederick John
Red Cross File No 2630102

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