Rank: Able Seaman
Service No: Clyde Z/56
Date of Death: 28/4/1917
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Howe Bn. R.N. Div.
Cemetery: Arras Memorial
Additional information: Son of John and Jeanie Stewart, 31 Balvaird Drive, Rutherglen.
De Ruvigny’s Roll information: s of John Stewart of 105 Mill Street, Rutherglen, Glasgow, civil servant by his wife Jeanie daughter. of David Paterson; b Glasgow 9 Dec 1897; edu. Stonelaw Higher Grade School, Rutherglen; was apprenticed to a firm of engineers; joined the Nelson Battn. Royal Naval Division on 26 Aug 1914; sent to Egypt in 1915; proceeded to Gallipoli in April, where he contracted dysentry and was invalided home; on recovery was transferred to the Howe Battn. 2 Nov 1916; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders and was killed in action at Arras 28 April 1917. An officer wrote: “He was a good lad, liked by men and officers alike – willing and obedient.” unm.
1901 census information:
Address: 39 Oswald Street, Bridgeton
Father: John (41) leather moulder , born about 1860 in Glasgow.
Mother: Jeanie (41) born about 1860 in Glasgow.
Sister: Isabella (25) yarn winder, born about 1876 in Glasgow.
Brother: James (21) leather steel maker, born about 1880 in Glasgow.
Sister: Janet (18) yarn winder, born about 1876 in Glasgow.
Brother: William (7) born about 1894 in Glasgow.
Self: Robert (5) born about 1896 in Glasgow.
Brother: Lyle (3) born about 1898 in Glasgow.
Brother: John (1) born about 1900 in Glasgow.