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Stewart Robert DONNELL

Regimental number30703
Place of birthKent Town, South Australia
SchoolPublic School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMartin Street, Birkenhead, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 6.75"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs J. Donnell, Martin Street, Birkenhead, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 May 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name23rd Howitzer Brigade, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/133/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Ordnance Corps
FateDied of disease 18 October 1918
Place of death or woundingDied of broncho-pneumonia.
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery Extension (Block S, Plot II, Row J, Grave No. 21), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Jane DONNELL, Martin Street, birkenhead, Port Adelaide, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: 68 Corporal Albert George DONNELL, 27th Bn, returned to Australia, 13 February 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 23 November 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 29 January 1917; marched into Details Camp, Perham Downs, 30 January 1917.

Admitted to No 1 London General Hospital, Camberwell, 19 March 1917; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 16 April 1917.

Marched into Reserve Bde Australian Artillery, Larkill, 17 April 1917.

Found guilty, 17 July 1917, of failing to report at place of assembly appointed by the Commanding Officer: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Remustered from Driver to Gunner at own request, 20 July 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 21 August 1917; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, 22 August 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 24 August 1917; taken on strength of 14 Field Artillery Bde, 27 August 1917, and posted to 54 Battery.

Wounded in action, 30 October 1917, but remained with unit (slightly gassed).

On leave to Paris, 18 January 1918; rejoined unit, 25 January 1918.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of Australian Army Ordenance Corps, 17 April 1918.

Promoted Extra Regimental Corporal, 10 August 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 9 September 1918; rejoined unit, 23 September 1918.

Admitted to No 5 General Hospital, Rouen, 14 October 1918 (influenza).

Died, No 5 General Hospital, 18 October 1918 (broncho pneumonia).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DONNELL Stewart Robert

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