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Australian POW of the Turks - Gallipoli


My Grandfather, JAMES ARTHUR WALLACE STEWART served in the Boer War with 2nd NSW Mounted Rifles (his No. was 541) and was in the battle of Mafeking with Lord Baden Powell. I have just found out that "at the outbreak of the present great struggle" enlisted with the AIF in QLD and served in Gallipoli but was captured by the Turks and held as a POW. He came home to his family. We are all staggered! My mother knows nothing of this, as well as his grandson whom I have contacted. This article about his capture appeared in a Port Macquarie Newspaper. I have been told that to be captured was not talked about. Could this be so? I would appreciate any information at all!
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Hi Janette,
Do you have any more information on your grandfather's WW1 service? I wasn't able to find him on the AIF nominal roll under that name. Any idea what unit he belonged to, or what his service number was?

There was usually no real stigma to being captured, but it's possible that your grandfather, like many other soldiers who served in that war, just didn't want to talk about what he'd seen and been through.

Do you have a copy of his service dossier from National Archives?

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Here is a book on the Gallipoli Australian POWs that maybe of interest: >
]KISMET - Gallipoli POWS (By Jennifer Lawless)
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KISMET means Fortune, luck, destiny. Generally used for "if I'm lucky enough". I wish I had this book tho. : / Looks very good. : P

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There is a great hidden reality about Anzacs in Gallipoli. In fact Anzacs won the war in Gallipoli but this has been kept a secret by military censorship. It is still a well kept secret.

You should definitely read this.

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