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William Frederick STEWARDSON

Regimental number5643
Place of birthNorwich, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor mechanic
AddressKia Ora, Wilton, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 6.5"
Weight124 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ellen Stewardson, Kia Ora, Wilton via Maldon, New South Wales
Enlistment date21 February 1916
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 9 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Motor Transport Company
FateReturned to Australia 16 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date1 July 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 9 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 26 October 1916; marched in to 5th Training Bn, Rollestone, 31 October 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 9 February 1917; taken on strength, 2nd Australian Army Sub Park, 27 March 1917.

Appointed Driver, 30 March 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 13 September 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 23 September 1917.

Taken on strength, 4th Australian Division Motor Transport Company, 12 March 1918.

Found guilty, 22 June 1918, of (1) drunkenness; (2) when acting as look out man sitting beside the 1st driver: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Admitted to 9th Australian Field Ambulance, 11 September 1918 (dysentery), and transferred to 41st Casualty Clearing Station; to 24th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 23 September 1918; to England, 29 September 1918, and admitted to Reading War Hospital, 30 September 1918; to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 12 November 1918; discharged on furlough, 14 November 1918, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 28 November 1918.

Admitted to Grove Hill Military Hospital, Tooting, 30 November 1918 (dysentery); transferred to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 14 December 1918; discharged to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 17 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Demosthenes', 16 January 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 2 March 1919, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 1 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAddress entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as Milton.
Date of death29 October 1961
SourcesNAA: B2455, STEWARDSON William Frederick

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