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Charles STEWART

Regimental number601
Place of birthMaldon Victoria
ReligionProtestant
OccupationLabourer
AddressMaldon, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, George William Stewart, Maldon, Victoria
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 14 October 1917
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations east of YPRES on 20th September 1917, this N.C.O. had charge of his platoon. He organised the attack on CARLISLE FARM and captured same. His work after reaching the objective was fine particularly during the enemy's shelling, preparatory to his intended counter-attack. He walked up and down the posts showing absolute disregard of personal danger, getting his men ready to meet the counter-attack.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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