James Wilson Stirling, also known as James Wilson Steward, was born in Leith, Scotland but sometime during his life moved to Devonport in Tasmania where he enlisted to serve in the First World War on the 28th of January 1918. He was a part of the 5th Battalion and departed with his unit on the HMAT A14 Euripides on 1 May 1918 from Sydney. James was aged 43 when he left for war. James had originally enlisted as James Wilson Steward but later on the 21st August 1918 admitted the name was incorrect and corrected it to his real name of James Wilson Stirling. Fortunately for James, his war was relatively short and he was discharged on account of an unspecified mental disorder on the 3rd of August 1918.
Researched by Hannah Bonnitcha and unveiled with Lt. Col. Peter Hodge (rtd) President, Legacy Hobart