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Hugh Stewart

Portrait of Lieutenant Colonel Hugh Stewart, Archives New Zealand, AALZ 25044 1/ F786 29. Image is subject to copyrighht restrictions.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Hugh AWMM
  • Surname
    Stewart AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 6/982 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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    1 September 1884 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AberdeenScotland Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Canterbury College, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Stewart, 60 East Claremont Street, Edinburgh, Scotland AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 6/982 AWMM
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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Enlisted, appointed to rank of lieutenant, taken on strength Canterbury Infantry Battalion and posted to 13th (North Canterbury) Company, 13 August 1914.
    Reported wounded in action, the Dardanelles, 6 June 1915.
    Promoted to rank of captain, the Dardanelles, 9 August 1915.
    Transferred to Auckland Infantry Battalion with temporary rank of major, the Dardanelles, 11 August 1915.
    Promoted to rank of lieutenant-colonel, 2nd Battalion, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, Egypt, 27 February 1916.
    Awarded Croix de Guerre (French), 31 May 1917.
    Reported wounded in action, 6 June 1917, France; admitted 4th London General Hospital, England, 10 June 1917 (shrapnel wounds, multiple).
    Awarded Distinguished Service Order (DSO) for distinguished service in the field, 15 June 1917.
    Appointed to command 2nd New Zealand Infantry Brigade, France, 22 December 1917.
    Mentioned in despatches by Field-Marshal Sir Douglas Haig for distinguished and gallant service in the field, 31 December 1917.
    Awarded bar to DSO for distinguished service in the field, 1 January 1918.
    Relinquishes command of 2nd New Zealand Infantry Brigade and resumes command of 2nd Battalion, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 10 January 1918.
    12 Alexandrina Kathleen Johnston, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, England, 21 February 1918.
    Appointed to command 2nd New Zealand Infantry Brigade, 6 August 1918; relinquishes command of 2nd New Zealand Infantry Brigade, and resumes command of 2nd Battalion, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 22 August 1918.
    Embarked onboard HMNZT 'Ruahine' in England and commenced return to New Zealand, 3 November 1919; disembarked at Wellington, 26 December 1919. Struck off strength of New Zealand Expeditionary Force and absorbed into the Reserve of Officers with rank of lieutenant-colonel, relinquishing temporary rank of colonel, 24 January 1920. AWMM
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Death

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Sources

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    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 694 AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM
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