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Robert Joseph STEWART

ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationAssistant to civil engineer
AddressParkes, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, A Stewart, Parkes, New South Wales
Enlistment date28 August 1914
Unit name2nd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He handled his company with great efficiency, although he had lost all his officers, and captured his objective in the face of heavy machine-gun fire, afterwards establishing his men in a good defensive trench. His unbounded energy and personality acted as a stimulant to his men, and enabled him to repulse a hostile counter-attack and to supply his Commanding Officer with accurate information as to the movements of the enemy.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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