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William STEWART

Regimental number3316
Date of birth1886
Place of birthMid-Yell, Shetland Islands, Scotland
SchoolMid-Yell Public School, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia27
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationSeaman
Addressc/o Mrs Sinclair, Carigie Street, Birkenhead, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Stewart, Kirkabister, Mid Yell Shetland Island, Scotland
Previous military serviceServed with the Naval Expeditionary Force, 1914-15; also served for 5 years in the Royal Naval reserve.
Enlistment date3 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
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 Roll48th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 5 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death30
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialSerre Road Cemetery No. 2 (Plot XIII, Row M, Grave No. 13), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
147
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Charlotte STEWART, Kirkabister, Mid-Yell, Shetland Islands, Scotland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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