LEST WE FORGET
Sergeant Michael Donald STEWART
Service No: 433308
Born: Perth, Scotland, 6 April 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 9 March 1943 (at Sydney NSW)
Unit: No. 11 Personnel Disposal and Reception Centre, RAAF Overseas Headquarters
Died: Ground Accident, UK, 27 July 1944, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Chester (Blacon) Cemetery, Cheshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Alexander and Bridie Mary Stewart, of Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia.
Roll of Honour: Canberra ACT
Remembered: Panel 130, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
On 27 July 1944 Sergeant Stewart, a Pilot, died in a ground accident. A Court of Inquiry into the accident found that death was caused by a fall from a steam passenger train on which he was a passenger, and as a result of misadventure. On the evidence available no blame was attached to any person.
Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/38/639