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Charles Gordon STEWART

Regimental number16831
Place of birthOrange New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationPostal assistant
AddressOrange, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Malcolm John Stewart, 'Hillview,' Peisley Street, Orange, New South Wales
Previous military service42nd Infantry
Enlistment date25 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameDivisional Signal Company 1, Reinforcement 25
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/11/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 10 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 6 September 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'Near CHUIGNOLLES on 23rd August, 1918, Sapper STEWART was linesman with a Brigade forward station and did valuable work repairing lines under exceptionally heavy shellfire. It was owing to his personal courage and devotion to duty that communication to the Battalion was maintained throughout the day.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death19 January 1954
Age at death57
Place of burialOrange Cemetery, New South Wales

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