Date of Death: 9/11/1914
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards (1st Bn)
Cemetery: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
Additional information: Son of William Stirling-Stuart of Castlemilk.
Rutherglen Lore information: Son of W C Stirling-Stuart
Soldier’s Effects information: Father William Stirling-Stuart
De Ruvigny’s Roll information: elder s. of William Crawford Stirling-Stuart, of Castlemilk; served with the Expeditionary in France and Flanders, and died at Ypres 9 Nov. 1914, from wounds received in action the same day.
Christ Church, Oxford: Date of birth: 17 April 1891. Was born at 1 Upper Berkely Street, London, the elder son of William Crawford Stirling-Stuart of Castlemilk and his wife Constance Dennistoun. James was educated at Eton and came up to Christ Church in 1910. He was buried at Haatswell Daads School, Ypres. His name is on the memorial located int he family vault of the Stirling-Stuarts, former Lairds of Castlemilk, a Carmunock Parish Church. The War Memorial at Carmunock was built by Mr William Stirling-Stuart, it was dedicated in 1922. His son heads the list of the Fallen of the First World War. The metal bowl of the memorial was originally a horse trough and a special commemoration for Lieutenant Stirling-Stuart’s love of horses.
1901 census information:
Address: The Priory, Reigate, England
Father: William S (45) born about 1856 in Ireland.
Mother: Constance (42) born about 1859 in Scotland.
Self: James(9) born about 1892 in Marylebone.
Brother: Rae (8) born about 1893 in Scotland.
Sister: Helen (4) born about 1897 in Scotland.