Stuart Alphonsus Kirton

First Name: 
Stuart
Middle Name: 
Alphonsus
Last Name: 
Kirton
Mother's Name: 
Mary Kirton (nee Goodrick)
Father's Name: 
William Kirton
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, October 3, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Driver
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
Field Company Engineers
Company: 
November 1916 Reinforcements
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Wednesday, February 11, 1959
Place of Death: 
Coffs Harbour, N.S.W.
Details: 

Stuart Kirton (Service No 16281)  was born at Clifton near Wollongong, N.S.W in 1879.

Stuart married Ethel Sarah Johnson in 1912.  When he enlisted he was 37 years old and working as an engine driver and farmer. 

He embarked on HMAT A29 Suevic on 11th November 1916 with 1st Field Company Engineers to serve as a driver.  He arrived in France on 17th October 1917 and saw service on the Western Front. 

Stuart survived the war uninjured.  He was returned to Australia in August 1919 and discharged on 11th November 1919

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, KIRTON STUART ALPHONSUS

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