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Regimental number2747
Date of birth1897
Place of birthMeckering, Western Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarm hand
AddressNew Norcia, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, William Stewart, Meckering, Western Australia
Previous military service85th Infantry
Enlistment date22 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name48th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT Port Melbourne on 30 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 18 September 1918
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialHancourt British Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 13), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Ellen STEWART, Meckering, Western Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Fremantle, 30 October 1916, on board 'Port Melbourne' in 48th Bn, 6th Reinforcement; disembarked Devonport, 28 December 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 28 March 1917; taken on strength, 48th Bn, 19 April 1917.

Wounded in action, 8 June 1917; rejoined unit, 17 June 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 5 May 1918.

Wounded in action, 18 September 1918 (shell wound, side, penetrating abdomen); died of wounds, 18 September 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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