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Charles Noel STEWART

Regimental number5472
Place of birthWarren New South Wales
AddressNarromine PO, Narromine, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Alex. Stewart, Narromine PO, Narromine, New South Wales
Enlistment date26 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 22 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'He was No. 1 of a Lewis Gun crew in the operations of 8th/9th August 1918 East of AMIENS. On reaching the final objective of 9th August 1918, the tanks were put out of action. Two parties of the enemy were seen massing about 800 yards away. Private STEWART, although the rest of his crew had become casualties, took his gun forward in the face of heavy Machine Gun fire and dispersed the enemy inflicting heavy loss and relieving a critical situation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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