Born: 05 March 1869; Blairs Land, Main Street, Largs
Died: 08 June 1946; Barrington Drive, Glasgow
of Norman and William Stewart
STEWART was born 05 Mar 1869 in Blairs Land, Main Street,
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
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)
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.).
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