Hugh Robertson STODART

Badge Number: S5536, Sub Branch: Henley & Grange

STODART, Hugh Robertson

Service Number: 2229
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Oakbank Old Scholars Roll of Honor, Prospect Roll of Honour G-Z WWI Board, Prospect St Cuthbert's Church Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

21 Sep 1915: Involvement Private, 2229, 27th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Star of England embarkation_ship_number: A15 public_note: ''
21 Sep 1915: Embarked Private, 2229, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Star of England, Adelaide
Date unknown: Wounded 2229, 27th Infantry Battalion

Hugh Robertson Stodart

Name: Hugh Robertson Stodart
Service Number: 2229
Place of Birth: Frewville
Date of Birth: 5 December 1894
Place of Enlistment: Keswick
Date of Enlistment: 31 May 1915
Age at Enlistment: 20 years 6 months
Next of Kin: Mother, Margaret Stodart
Occupation: Hardware Assistant
Religion: Church of England
Rank: Private
Upon leaving Australia Hugh proceeded to France on 21 March 1916. On 4 August he was reported killed in action, but later officially reported as being a prisoner of war in Germany at Gefangenenlager, Munster. He had been shot in the left arm and captured at Pozieres on 4 August. On September 15 Hugh wrote to the A.I.F. stating, “I have been a Prisoner of War six weeks and have very little clothing for the winter. Could you send me a cap, uniform and boots size 8, as soon as possible. Yours sincerely H.R. Stodart”.
At the end of the war Hugh was repatriated to England and returned on the Ulysses to Australia where he was discharged on 2 May 1919.

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