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)
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)
DETAILS 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
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.