Allen Albert STUART


STUART, Allen Albert

Service Number: 1996
Enlisted: 29 October 1915, Place of Enlistment, Dubbo, New South Wales
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 54th Infantry Battalion
Born: Dubbo New South Wales, 1882
Home Town: Dubbo, Dubbo Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Grazier
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 26 September 1917
Cemetery: Hooge Crater Cemetery
Section V1,Row A, Grave No 7.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Peak Hill War Memorial, Peak Hill and District Great War Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

29 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1996, 54th Infantry Battalion, Place of Enlistment, Dubbo, New South Wales
23 Jun 1916: Involvement Private, SN 1996, 54th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
23 Jun 1916: Embarked Private, SN 1996, 54th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Barambah, Sydney
24 Sep 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 54th Infantry Battalion, Acting Sergeant.
19 Feb 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 54th Infantry Battalion, Temporary Sergeant.
25 Mar 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 54th Infantry Battalion
26 Sep 1917: Involvement Corporal, SN 1996, 54th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

The Allan Stuart Lodge

Geurie Masonic Lodge.. The ALLAN STUART LODGE
Posted 16 jul 2017 by jfjenstu1
Allan Albert Stuart believed to be the only person in New South Wales (if not Australia) to have a Masonic Lodge named after himself. Allan Albert was the 1st of the children to be born in Geurie,after his parents moved to Terra Bella. The 10 older ones were born at Tea Pot Swamp , near Blaney.

Born the 5th March 1882, he spent his early years on the family property, "Allandale" in the Geurie district where he turned his hand to farming, along with his other brothers and father..

Whilst still a young man, he purchased a property " Mayfield", between Tomingley and Peak Hill and was a Grazier.

Allan, joined the Masonery at Peak Hill ,in 1912, becoming a member of Lodge Jersey No. 204.

On 29th September1915, when he was 32 ,Allan enlisted in what was then known as the Australian Imperial Force, and served in the 54th Battalion A.I.F.

On 23 June 1916 he embarked on S.S.Barambah, disembarking in Plymouth England 25th August 1916 .

5th August the following year, Allan proceeded from Hudcott to France, arriving a week later on 11th August 1917. 6 WEEKS LATER ALLAN ALBERT STUART WAS KILLED IN ACTION

on the 26th September 1917.having .attained the rank of Sergeant, he died , in the field at Polygon Wood ,and was buried in a makeshift grave .

Allan was later re buried in the Hooge Crater Cemetery ,2 miles East of Ypres Belgium, ( A large War cemetery.)


In 1921, a group of Masons who resided in Geurie and district (principally members of Lodge Macquarie in Dubbo and Lodge Wellesley in Wellington) met and decided for convenience sake to discuss the formation of a Masonic Lodge in Geurie.

This meeting was held in Dawson's Hall, Wellington St. Geurie on 6th November 1921,Shire Clerk Mr W.A.Miller being the Convenor.

Those 15 men attending this meeting and who were signatories to the petition included Walter Robert Stuart and Ernest Arnott Stuart, Allan's brothers)

.It was unanimously decided to apply to United Grand Lodge of N.S.W. for a charter for a new Lodge to be formed in Geurie and known as Lodge ALLAN STUART in memory of the deceased soldier brother of Bros. Walter and his brother. Courtesy of Jenny Stuart.

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