Stirling Alexander MCWILLIAM


MCWILLIAM, Stirling Alexander

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 3 November 1914
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 9th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Williamstown, Victoria, 23 December 1894
Home Town: Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria
Schooling: Williamstown Grammar School & Scotch College
Occupation: Professional Soldier
Died: Died of wounds, Walkers Ridge, Gallipoli, 30 May 1915, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Walkers Ridge Cemetery
Special Memorial 16
Memorials: Williamstown Pictorial Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

3 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN Officer, 9th Light Horse Regiment
11 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 9th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
11 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 9th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Karroo, Melbourne
30 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN Officer, 9th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Stirling Alexander McWILLIAM was born in Williamstown, Victoria on 23rd December, 1894

His parents were Alexander McWILLIAM & Jessie Christina WOOD

He enlisted on 3rd November, 1914 after graduation from Duntroon Military College as a Lieutenant and embarked on 11th February, 1915 from Melbourne on the HMAT Karoo with the 9th Australian Light Horse Regiment - he was a special graduate from Duntroon after 2 years and 277 days of military training

Stirling died of wounds at Walkers Ridge, Gallipoli on 30th May, 1915 - he was buried there and subsequently moved to Walkers Ridge Cemetery

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial & on a large stone tablet on the outside of the northern wall of St Johns Church, Reid, Canberra

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


His half brother John McWILLIAM (SN2841) was Killed in Action on 11th August, 1916 at Pozieres (14th Battalion)