Norman STEWART

Regiment:              Canadian Expeditionary Force,
                              231st Overseas Btn  

Rank & Number:    Private, 1016012  

Born:                    
17 July 1876; Largs  

Died:
                      26 October 1957; Powell River, B.C.,
                              Canada  

Other:                    
Brother of Thomas and William

NORMAN 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





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