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Place of birthInverness, Scotland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 8.5"
Weight178 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary J. Stewart, 19 Ambross Street, Inverness, Scotland
Previous military serviceTerritorials and Volunteers (7 years)
Enlistment date31 July 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name39th Battalion, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Unit from Nominal RollDEPOT
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Date of death21 October 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Garden of Remembrance, Qld.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked, 27 May 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 18 July 1916.

Promoted Lieutenant, 8 August 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 23 November 1916.

Detached to 10th Training Bn, 25 July 1917; proceeded to England, 26 July 1917.

On Command at Tidworth School on Instruction (topography course), 29 August 1917; marched into 10th Training Bn, Durrington, 5 September 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 3 February 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 5 February 1918.

Rejoined 39th Bn, 9 February 1918.

Detached to 3rd Division Headquarters for duty, 15 March 1918.

Promoted Temporary Captain, 29 March 1918.

Promoted Captain, 21 May 1918.

To 4th Army Infantry School, 30 August 1918.

Rejoined 39th Bn, 4 October 1918.

On leave to England, 15 October 1918; rejoined unit, 30 October 1918.

Marched into Australian General Base Depot, Le Havre, 8 March 1919.

Proceeded to England for return to Australia, 11 March 1918.

Granted leave, 11 March 1919, to work at Curtis and Harvey, Canon Street, London (gas mantle industry); leave extended, 12 June 1919, marched into No 2 Group, Sutton Veny, 20 June 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Wiltshire', 4 July 1919; disembarked, 19 August 1919; appointment terminated (discharged), 3 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, STEWART James

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