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Wilfred James STEWART

Regimental number6663
Date of birth3 May 1899
Place of birthNewcastle, New South Wales
SchoolBeecroft Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBeecroft, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, A J Stewart, Mary Street, Beecroft, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date19 January 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 January 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 December 1918
Discharge date4 July 1919
Other detailsWar service: disembarked, England, 11 April 1917; after training proceeded to France. Taken on strength, 17th Bn, 18 August 1917. Served in Belgium (wounded) and France. Taken ill in France, evacuated to England, returned to Australia and admitted to Broadmeadows Hospital, Victoria. Also served in World War II as V81258. Enlisted 9 October 1939; posted to 17th Garrison Bn, Tatura, Victoria. Transferred to 3rd District Accounts Office, Melbourne, 21 October 1941, but remained at Tatura on attachment to the 17th Garrison Bn. Discharged, 5 March 1947, as Staff Sergeant.
Date of death27 October 1971
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery (Lutheran Section), Melbourne, Victoria

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