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David STEWART

Regimental number6102
Place of birthDundee Scotland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBaker
AddressWalkerston, Mackay, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Stewart, Walkerston, Mackay, Queensland
Enlistment date11 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 8 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At VILLERET on the 18th September, 1918, Private STEWART in company with No. 7039 Private C. NOFFKE and 7347 Private W. HEASLOP, acted as Scouts, and came under heavy fire from two machine guns and a party of enemy, twenty five to thirty strong. These three Scouts showing great boldness and initiative, worked round the right flank of the party, and preventing them from entering QUARRY WOOD, the most likely place of retreat. They then closed with them, succeeding in killing and wounding several. The remainder (three N.C.O.s and fifteen men) with two machine guns surrendered. By this courageous act, it enabled the post to go forward without interference and establish itself on the Western edge of QUARRY WOOD.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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