No.1344 Private Alexander Crawford Lindsay Stewart
Alexander Crawford Lindsay Stewart, enlisted in the AIF on 14 April 1915 in Melbourne.
His enlistment papers described him as: 5 foot 8 ½ inches tall, weighing 12 stone 7 pounds, with a fresh complexion, blue eyes and brown hair. His religion was listed as Church of England.
Private Stewart embarked with his unit, from Melbourne, aboard HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915. After a short period of time in England, he was sent to France as part of the 6th Machine Gun Battalion.
While in France, Alexander Stewart suffered from a variety of minor ailments – influenza, a septic foot, eczema and dermatitis.He returned to Australia on 29 August 1918 aboard HMAT D21 Medic and was discharged, medically unfit due to haemorrhoids, on 15 November 1918.
Medals and Entitlements:
- 1914/15 Star
- British War Medal
- Victory Medal
Australian War Memorial
National Archives of Australia
Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages