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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 1:51 pm    Post subject: Dreghorn Memorial - Robert B Stewart Reply with quote

Kilmarnock Standard 29 July 1916
"DREGHORN SOLDIER KILLED
Information has been received that Private Robert Brown Stewart, Gordon Highlanders, who belonged to Irvine, but lodged at Greenwood Rows and was employed at Montgomeryfield Brickwork previous to enlistment, had been killed in action somewhere in France. He was 22 years of age."
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:41 pm    Post subject: Dreghorn Memorial - Thomas Miller Reply with quote

Private Thomas Arnott Millar was my great uncle !
I have been very fortunate and was able to get a photograph of his gravestone in Gaza !
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James Brown



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Dreghorn Memorial - Robert B Stewart Reply with quote

Hi Mary this is the wrong Robert Stewart.
This casualty took some research to find and verify. Ive posted the details below.


govangirl wrote:
Kilmarnock Standard 29 July 1916
"DREGHORN SOLDIER KILLED
Information has been received that Private Robert Brown Stewart, Gordon Highlanders, who belonged to Irvine, but lodged at Greenwood Rows and was employed at Montgomeryfield Brickwork previous to enlistment, had been killed in action somewhere in France. He was 22 years of age."


Stewart, Robert B Private b. Dreghorn, Aysrhire. e. Kensington, NSW r. Newcastle, New South Wales.
KIA Gallipoli
ROBERT B. STEWART
Private
STEWART, ROBERT
Service Number 782
Died 27/04/1915
Aged 20
4th Bn. "C" Coy
Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
Son of John Hillhouse Stewart and Jane Paterson Stewart, of 79, Gosford Rd., Hamilton West, Newcastle, New South Wales. Native of Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland.
INSCRIPTION
IN PEACE AS IN WAR DUTY CALLS.LET US BE READY TO ANSWER AS HE DID
Buried at SHELL GREEN CEMETERY
Location: Turkey (including Gallipoli)
Number of casualties: 404
Cemetery/memorial reference: II. L. 9.

From Service Record @ recordsearch.naa.gov.au
52 pages of records are digitised.
Enlisted/Attested. 29th August 1914 Right at the onset of war
Medical Date. 29th August 1914
Place of Enlistment. Kensington, NSW, Australia
Born Dreghorn, Aysrhire, Scotland
Age at enlistment. 20
Height. 5ft 8"
Weight. 10 Stone 7Lb
Eyes. Grey
Hair. Brown
Religeos Denomination. Protestant
Trade or calling. (Unable to read)
Single
Next of Kin - John H Stewart 79 Gosford Road, Hamilton West, Newcastle, NSW
Service record burial -
Buried isolated graves Anzac
Clarkes Gully N side Shell Green Pine
3/8th mile N. E. of Anzac Cove Gallipoli.
This was later exhumed and reburied at Shell Green Cemetery Plot2 Row L Grave 9, 3/4 mile south of ANZAC Cove in the presence of a chaplain.
Emarked from Sydney, Australiaon H. M. A. T. "Euipides" 20th October 1914
His Gallipoli ANZAC medalion for Veterans was forwarded to his sister Elizabeth Mackie, 107 turbine street, Katoomba, NSW. She aplied for it in writting witnessed in 1969.
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Personal effects were sent to his father at Gosford Road, Hamilton West.
Ex Kit Store book No,4
Brush
Balaclava
(Edit)(Quite a few letters were exchanged between his father and the base depot concerning Robert's personal effects.
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Medal Entitlement, 1914/15 Star / British War medal / Victory medal
Memorial Scroll, Memorial Plaque and medals all dispatched to NOK his father.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:54 pm    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) report Reply with quote

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