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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Stan" Stanley Walter STEWART

Born 1894 in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia [30] [54]
Son of Caleb STEWART and Annie LUKE [54]
In 1916 he was working as a Butcher and was living at 103 Macdonald Street in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia [30: item 3014087]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 24 January 1917 at Blackboy Hill WA[30: item 3014087]
Had applied to enlist in 1914 however had been rejected on the grounds his eyesight [30]
Up until enlisting he had served five years with Kalgoorlie's 84th Infantry within which he held the rank of Sergeant [30]
On enlistment was 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighed 134 pounds and had brown hair, brown eyes and a fresh complexion [30]
After training at Blackboy Hill he was appointed on 23 March 1917 to the 10th Reinforcements of the 51st Infantry Battalion [30]
Embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia for active service abroad on the H.M.A.T. A30 Borda on 29 June 1917 [30]
Disembarked in Plymouth, England on 25 August 1917 and after further training proceeded to France on 4 December 1917 [30]
Following his arrival in France he was transferred to the 44th Infantry Battalion in France on 12 December 1917 [30]
Private 3715 in the Australian Imperial Force's 44th Infantry Battalion in France during the First World War [30]
During his active service in France he was hospitalised due to illness and after being Wounded in Action on 10 August 1918 [30]
Embarked from England on the H.T. Euripides and disembarked in Fremantle, Western Australia on 10 April 1919 [30]
Discharged from the Australian Imperial Force on 18 May 1919; received the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal [30]
Married Ethel Mary STORM in 1920 [66]
Butcher in Carnamah in 1924 and 1925 [9: 13-Feb-1925] [19]
His butcher's shop in Carnamah was said to have been situated "nearly opposite the Carnamah railway station" [P248]
He may have run or kept living livestock on leased land in Carnamah, as he had a registered horse and cattle brand [80: 13-Nov-1928]
Railway Porter in Koolanooka 1930-1935 [19]
Railway Employee in Koolanooka 1936-1939 [19] [50]
Later resided in Watson, Australian Capital Territory, Australia [2]
Died 30 October 1979; ashes interred at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Lawn 2, Niche Wall, W4, 60) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Stanley Walter Stewart' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 23 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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