Studio portrait of 346 Squadron Quartermaster Sergeant (SQMS) John Stewart, 4th Light Horse ...

Place Oceania: Australia, Victoria, Melbourne, Sunshine
Accession Number P10903.003
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print other than silver gelatin
Maker Unknown
Date made 1914
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Studio portrait of 346 Squadron Quartermaster Sergeant (SQMS) John Stewart, 4th Light Horse Regiment (4LHR) (left), and his son 182 Private (Pte) Donald Stewart of the same unit, (right). SQMS Stewart, an assembler from Sunshine, Victoria and Pte Stewart a plumber from the same address enlisted together on 21 August 1914. The two trained together at Broadmeadows Army Camp and father and son embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Wiltshire A19 on 19 October 1914. SQMS Stewart was killed in action at Gallipoli, Turkey on 30 July 1915, aged 44, and Pte Stewart returned to Australia on 27 Juy 1917. Their nephew and cousin Lieutenant Charles James Callan, 38th Battalion, was killed in action in France on 29 September 1918. (See P10903.001)