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David Spottiswood STEWART

Regimental number3291
Date of birth15 April 1894
Place of birthEastwood, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressMain Street, Eastwood, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Stewart, Main Street, Eastwood, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Cadets (Voluntary).
Enlistment date16 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 30 June 1918
Discharge date6 April 1919
Other details

War service: enlisted 16 August 1915. Embarked from Australia, 27 October 1915. Joined 52nd Bn, Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt, 3 March 1916. Appointed Lance Corporal, 5 June 1916; promoted Corporal, 1 June 1916.

Embarked from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 12 June 1916. Promoted Sergeant, 16 September 1916.

Detached for duty at 1st Anzac Corps School of Instruction, France, 13 May 1917; rejoined unit, 16 June 1917, and congratulated by the Divisional Commander on having obtained very satisfactory reports at the School. Promoted Company Sergeant Major (Warrant Officer Class II), 22 September 1917.

Wounded in action, 21 October 1917, and treated at 3rd Australian Field Ambulance for shell wound to the right leg. Admitted to 2nd Stationary Hospital, Abbeville, 22 October; transferred to England on board 'Carisbrook Castle' with gun shot wounds and fractures to the legs. Transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 27 May 1918. Commenced return to Australia on board A14 on 30 June 1918. Disembarked Australia, 1 September 1918; discharged, medically unfit, 6 April 1919. Total service: 3 years 234 days (of which 2 years 310 days were abroad). Medals: 1914/15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 February 1964
Age at death70
Place of burialCentennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia

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