Arthur Stuart MEADE


MEADE, Arthur Stuart

Service Number: 1501
Enlisted: 26 October 1914, Enlisted at Liverpool, NSW
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 1st Infantry Battalion
Born: Majors Creek, New South Wales, Australia, 26 June 1897
Home Town: Bathurst, Bathurst Regional, New South Wales
Schooling: Bathurst District School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Locomotive Fitter
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 5 June 1915, aged 17 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Haymarket NSW Government Railway and Tramway Honour Board, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

26 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1501, 1st Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Liverpool, NSW
1 Jan 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 1st Infantry Battalion, Promoted prior to embarking
11 Feb 1915: Involvement Sergeant, SN 1501, 1st Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
11 Feb 1915: Embarked Sergeant, SN 1501, 1st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Choon, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

At the time of enlistment he was under age being born in 1897 making him under age at enlistment not the 21 years and 11 months as stated on his attestation paper

Son of James Arthur Meade and Frances Meade of Young, NSW formerly of 233 Lambert Street, Bathurst, NSW

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

He enjoyed military training serving in the 41st Battalion Cadets with the rank of Lieutenent. He was also a member of the Boy Scouts when younger. He was a good athlete and boxer. He was studying as an apprentice Engineer prior to enlisting