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Valentine Edward STEWART

Regimental number3903
Place of birthSt George Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Addressc/o Resident Engineer, Taamba, Rockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Lot5tie Eleanor Stewart, c/o Mrs Febig, Leichhardt Street, Valley, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date28 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentActing Corporal
Unit name25th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT Wandilla on 31 January 1916
Medals

Military Medal

'On the 16th August 1917, during an attack the O.P. of the F.O.O. of the 14th Aust. F.A. Brigade came under very heavy enemy shell fire, and an almost constant barrage existed between the O.P. and cable head. No. 3903 Gunner V.E. STEWART, 114th Battery, who was a signaller with the F.O.O. went out continually into the barrage to repair the line. By his bravery and devotion to duty he set a fine example.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 19
Date: 14 February 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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