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Alfred Robert Morison STEWART

Regimental number3622
Place of birthDarlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolPaddington Public School, New South Wales
OccupationLetterpress machinist
AddressViewville, Bowns Road, Kogarah, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, R M Stewart, Viewville, Bowns Road, Kogarah, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date26 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularVolunteers were called to go to Sgt M Watson lying wounded in No Mans Land. Alf volunteered and was bringing him in, when he himself got wounded in both legs. Both men were later brought to a shell hole and whilst waiting for return of the stretcher bearers a shell landed wounding him fatally.
FateKilled in Action 20 September 1917
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death26.9
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialBelgian Battery Corner Cemetery (Plot II, Row F, Grave 25), Ypres, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert Morison and Edith STEWART. Native of Kogarah, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsCousin Pte A S Game died whilst prisoner of war.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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