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Alexander STEWART

Regimental number2797
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDriver
Address9 Lyle Street, St Kilda, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs D Stewart, 9 Lyle Street, St Kilda, Victoria
Enlistment date15 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
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 Roll23rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 October 1916
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date12 February 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked from Melbourne, 27 October 1915. Taken on strength, 23rd Bn, Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt, 11 January 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 26 March 1916.

Wounded in action, 28 July 1916. Admitted to 1st Anzac Rest Station (shell shock), 30 July 1916. Transferred to England, 8 August 1916; admitted to Military Hospital, Trent Bridge, Nottingham, 9 August 1916. Discharged from hospital, 28 August 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board 'Ajana', 17 October 1916; discharged, 12 February 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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Date of death11 June 1964

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