Service Number: 495
Enlisted: 17 September 1914, Maryborough, Queensland
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 11th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Maryborough, Queensland, 16 July 1887
Home Town: Nundah, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Suicide, Childers, Queensland, 18 October 1932, aged 45 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

17 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 495, Maryborough, Queensland
22 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 495, 15th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '11' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Ceramic embarkation_ship_number: A40 public_note: ''
22 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 495, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 495, 15th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli
10 May 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 495, 15th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli, GSW (right arm)
23 Nov 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Driver, 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column
16 Sep 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Driver, 495, 11th Field Artillery Brigade , Third Ypres, 2nd occasion
13 Jul 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Driver, 495, 11th Field Artillery Brigade

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

Born John Charles Stewart Cichowski, son of Arthur Bernard Carl Cichowski and Eliza Agnes Ross


At about 6.30 this (Wednesday) morning, writes our Childers correspondent, John Charles Stuart, a returned soldier, late 15th Battalion, aged 39, was found by Thomas Price lying on his back on the road near Mr. Lucas' property with a revolver in his hand and bullet wound in the temple. Price, who was working on Lucas' farm called Mr. Lucas who rang up the Police Sergeant and the Ambulance was summoned. Stuart was conveyed to the Isis District Hospital, which was not very far distant, but died 15 minutes after arrival. Deceased had been staying with Mr. Felix Schmidt of Whitebridge, Childers, with whom he left a letter stating his intention to commit suicide. It is understood that Stuart had changed his name sometime previous to enlisting, his original name being Schekoskie. His discharge showed that he had served for 3 years and 3 days and had been discharged medically unfit, Maryborough being the town of discharge. He is stated to have told a girl friend at 7 o'clock last night that he was going to Dallarnil. Deceased had previously been on the Soldier Settlement at Beerburrum growing pineapples and he is still stated to have an interest therein. So far no relatives have been traced, but it is believed that his parents are residing somewhere in the suburbs of Brisbane.

MARYBOROUGH, Wednesday. Advice received from Childers reports the tragic death of a young man, a returned soldier named John C. Scheikowski, aged 31. He had been engaged canecutting at North Isis, and is stated to have paid attentions to a young lady in that district. His overtures were alleged to have been refused. While the cane cutters were proceeding to work this morning near Childers they found Scheikowski lying on the roadside unconscious, with a bullet wound through his mouth. A revolver was by his side. He was removed to the hospital and died in a quarter of an hour." - from the Bundaberg Mail 19 Oct 1922 (