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2LT A Stewart, Isle of Whithorn

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 5:48 pm    Post subject: 2LT A Stewart, Isle of Whithorn Reply with quote

Not listed on UKNIWM

Location is the Isle of Whithorn church beside the beach/harbour at OS Map Ref NX 478 364.

The two memorials in this church share the honour of being the southernmost war memorials in Scotland.

Andrew Stewart was the Minister of Isle of Whithorn church but was commissioned as an infantry officer.

Name: STEWART
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Northumberland Fusiliers
Unit Text: 10th Bn.
Date of Death: 20/09/1917
Awards: M C
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. E. 6.
Cemetery: LARCH WOOD (RAILWAY CUTTING) CEMETERY




















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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2nd Lt. Stewart's Military Cross citation (London Gazette: 22nd March 1918):

T./2nd Lt. Andrew Stewart, att'd North'd Fus.

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Under heavy machine-gun fire he crawled up to within five yards of an enemy strong point and opened fire with a Lewis gun to cover his platoon's attack on the strong point.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andrew's brother, T.B. Stewart lived in Hawick around the Great War period.



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andrew enlisted in the Royal Naval Division in December 1915 as Ordinary Seaman (Z/7633) and was posted to Blandford Camp in Dorset. A year later, and by now a Leading Seaman, he applied for a commission and, after attending Officer Training at Fermoy in Co. Cork, he was appointed as a 2nd Lt. in the Northumberland Fusiliers on 26 April 1917.
(London Gazette 8/6/1917 Issue 30123 Page 5715)

There is a detailed biography at:
http://www.universitystory.gla.ac.uk/ww1-biography/?id=309
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is now WMR, ex UKNIWM, memorial 72038 (as a composite memorial)
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