Regiment: Canadian Expeditionary Force, 231st Overseas Btn
Rank & Number: Private,
Born: 17 July 1876; Largs
Died: 26 October 1957; Powell River, B.C., Canada
of Thomas and William
STEWART was born was born 17 Jul 1876 in Largs,to parents John, a shephard, and Agnes McCormack. He died at Powell
River, British Columbia, Canada on 26 Oct 1957 (aged
82, retired policeman, widower).
On 03 Oct 1912
at Straiton Parish Church, Norman (aged 36, police
constable, of Duisk Cottage, Barrhill, Arnsheen)
married Sara Thomson. They emigrated to
Canada nine days later, sailing Glasgow/Quebec on 12 Oct 1912.
In the 1891 Census, Norman, aged 15 and a shepherd, is living Fairlie
Ward with parents John (51, b. Sanquhar,
shepherd) and Agnes (44, b. Cumnock), with siblings Robert (13), Anderina (10), William (7) and Robina (4)
In the 1901 Census,
aged 25, he is a Police Constable, at Constabulary Station, Ardrossan. Parents and siblings living Fairlie Ward.
SERVICE RECORD Enlisted 08 Feb 1917 at Vancouver, Canada (occ.
freight checker, next of kin wife Sarah, 166 4th Street East, North
Vancouver). On 07 Sep
1918, the Largs and Millport Weekly News reported that he was home on leave
from the Western Front.
Extracts from the Largs & Millport Weekly News:-
7 September 1918
Quite a few of our
local soldier lads are on leave from the Western Front at present. Amongst them we note Dvr. J.M. Currie,
H.D.A.C.; Sergt Hugh P. Burden D.C.M., R.S.F.; L.Cpl. Norman Stewart, 72nd
Canadian Seaforths; Sapper William McNeur, R.E.; Pte. David Boyd (Allanbank);
Pte. D. Campbell (Hawthorn Cottage), A&SH; also Pte. George Miller, H.L.I.,
from a training camp in England