Stuart McAULAY

Regiment:              Royal Engineers; formerly Argyll & Sutherland                                 

Rank & Number:   
Acting Sergeant, 406394; formerly Pioneer
                              812 (RE)                                 
                              Private 1290 (A&SH)  

Born:                     30 December 1894; Clyde View, Fairlie  

                     Not Known  

Brother of David McAulay

STUART MCAULAY (also Stewart) was born 30 Dec 1894 in Clyde View, Fairlie to parents William, ship carpenter, and Elizabeth Hunter Boyd (who married in Largs on 2 Jan 1894).  He was christened 3 Mar 1895 at Fairlie Free Church.  

In the 1901 Census, Stuart, aged 6, is living Clederion, Fairlie with parents William (34, shipwright, b. Fairlie) and Elizabeth (29), and brother David B (3, b. Fairlie)  

In the 1911 Census, aged 16 and an apprentice boat builder at boat building yard, he is at Eskvale, Sandbank, Dunoon with parents William (44, shipwright at ship dock) and Elizabeth (40, m. 17 years, 3 children) and siblings David (13) and Thomas (7, b. Fairlie)    

The Silver War Badge List shows he enlisted 5 Aug 1914, and was discharged 1 Jan 1919 because of sickness.  His medal index card shows first theatre of war entered was France on 30 Apr 1915.  He received the 1914-15 Star and the British War and Victory medals

Extracts from the Largs & Millport Weekly News:-  

5 June 1915
During the past week the following soldiers connected with Fairlie have been reported wounded –  Private Stuart McAulay, late of Fairlie, Royal Engineers, in hospital in France with wound in leg.  

5 January 1918          
Several of our soldier lads were on leave last weekend.  Amongst them we noticed  Sgt. Robert Douglas, Sgt. J. Lockhart, Corp. Stuart McAulay, Gunner Frank Ward, Signaller David Lyme (RNVR).  They are all looking very fit.  

19 January 1918        
Congratulations to Signal Instructor Stuart McAulay, R.G.A. attached R.E., on promotion to the rank of Sergeant.

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