Charles William Stuart

Name     Charles William Stuart

Number     Private 1174

Battalion        5th Battalion

Place of Birth   Inverness Scotland

Next of Kin   Mrs. Mary Stuart c/o Miss Shingler The Grange Leongatha

Date and place of enlistment   Broadmeadows 14/6/1914

Physical details on enlistment   26 years and 11 months

Religion   Church of England

Occupation   surveyor

Date and place of death He died in the Second Scottish General Hospital on 4/12/1918 bronchial pneumonia associated with influenza.

Location of grave or memorial

He was buried in the Private Burial Grounds of Blackfaulds Avon Bridge Linthigow Scotland

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He was married to Mary Kenny of the pioneer family

 Military History

  • His wife was a Kenny and she was living in Leongatha and working for Miss Shingler
  • 16/12/14 He enlisted at Broadmeadows
  • He was 3 years in the Seaforth Highlanders
  • 22/12/14 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Themistocles
  • 3/5/15 He joined his battalion at Gallipoli
  • 18/5/15 He was admitted to the Australian Field Ambulance with a contusion of the right eye
  • 19/5/15 He transferred to No 11 ccs
  • 23/5/15 He joined the battalion
  • 29/7/15 He is admitted to No1 casualty clearing station with influenza and conjunctivitis went to Mudros on Lemnos to No 1 stationary hospital
  • 3/8/15 He rejoined his unit
  • 23/8/15 He had influenza and went to Egypt on the Guilford Castle going to Alexandria and them Port Said
  • 28/8/15 He is transferred to Convalescent camp Cairo
  • 10/2/16 He joined the 58th Battalion
  • 2/4/16 He transferred to the 57th Battalion
  • 29/5/16 He was in hospital with tonsillitis
  • 3/7/16 He was discharged to duty still in Egypt
  • 2/8/16 He embarked Alexandria and disembarked Marseilles 8/8/16
  • He went to London to the King George Hospital in Stamford St Harefield
  • 2/11/16 He was granted furlough
  • 27/11/16 He was admitted to Harefield Hospital
  • In May 1917 he went to the 67th Battalion
  • He was in trouble through 1917
  • 12/9/17 He went to France from Southampton
  • He was in trouble again and in hospital to March 1918
  • He went back to England to Weymouth to The Second Command Depot
  • 23/10/18 He went to 2nd Scots General Hospital Edinburgh while on leave
  • 5/12/18 He died of bronchial pneumonia
  • He had a private burial in the grounds of Blackfaulds Avon Bridge Linlithgow. The service was taken by Reverend Garvie
  • At the funeral were his mother, sisters, cousins and Mr. Flett

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