Regiment:              Highland Light Infantry; formerly Royal
                              Formerly Royal Scots Fusiliers  

Rank & Number:   
                              formerly Sergeant Major, 3629 (RS); 7606
                              formerly Colour Sergeant, 1967  

05 March 1869; Blairs Land, Main Street,

                       08 June 1946; Barrington Drive, Glasgow  

Brother of Norman and William Stewart

THOMAS STEWART was born 05 Mar 1869 in Blairs Land, Main Street, Largs, to parents John, a labourer, and Agnes McCormack.  He died on 08 Jun 1946 of a cereberal haemorrhage at home at 98 Barrington Drive, Glasgow (aged 77, army pensioner, widower).  

On 16 Aug 1907 at Straiton he married Elizabeth Cuthbertson.  

In the 1881 Census, aged 12, he is living Fairlieward, Fairlie, with parents John (40, b. Sanquhar, shepherd) and Agnes (32, b. Largs), with siblings John (1), Norman (5), Robert (3) and Anderina (4m).  

In the 1911 Census, aged 42, he is a road-man (Carrick County Council) and army pensioner, living 136 Kirkmichael Street, Crosshill, Kirkmichael with wife Elizabeth (29, b. Lanark, m 3 yrs, 2 children) and children Dorothy (3, b. Edinburgh) and John (1, b. Kirkmichael)    


Named in the Largs & Millport Weekly News Roll of Honour of enlisted men printed 21 Nov 1914 and the Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald Roll of Honour printed Dec 1914 (Stewart, Col. Sgt. Tom, late Fairlie Ward, Fairlie, R.S.F.).      

Enlisted in the Royal Scots Fusiliers on 27 Nov 1886; discharged 25 Nov 1909 after 23 years service.  Served in Ireland and India (North West Frontier), and received the India Medal of 1895 and the Punjab Frontier clasp 97-98.  At the outbreak of war, he re-enlisted in the Royal Scots Fusiliers on 07 Sep 1914; the first theatre of war entered was France on 09 Jul 1915.  He was commissioned into the Highland Light Infantry on 13 May 1917.  His medal index card shows he received the 1914-15 Star and the British War and Victory medals. 
Note – address on medal card is Duisk Cottage, Barrhill, where brother Norman lived in 1912

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