Ballina & Richmond River GenWeb
William John Stewart was born on 27 April, 1897 in River St, Ballina. Cert.no.9992. He had 2 siblings, George Robert Stewart born 1894 Cert.no.4496 and Ida Martha Stewart born 1895 Cert.no.1325. Parents were George Dunlop Stewart born 1870 at Richmond River, Lismore and Martha Amelia Saunders born 1874 Richmond River, Ballina. They married 4 August, 1874 at Richmond River, Ballina. George Stewart's parents were Robert Stewart and Rebecca Harris, married at Tabulam in 1863.
William Stewart married my Aunty, Mavis Irene Welch, at Lavender Bay, North Sydney, 21 November, 1936. They were childless. He died at Woy Woy Hospital 23 May, 1981, death certificate D 59672 registration no. 103575. Cremated at Palmdale Memorial Park & Crematorium, Palmdale Road, Ourimbah, NSW. Enlisted with Australian Infantry Forces on 6th August, 1917 and discharged 6th July, 1919. Served with 15th Battalion on active service in France and discharged with gunshot wound to left thigh. Employed for many years after 1st World War with Neuchatel Asphalte Co. (Asia) P/L. Company responsible for roadway construction across Sydney Harbour Bridge.