Stewart, James (No. 160283)

Stewart, James

Private

No. 160283, 31st Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)

Killed in action between Sunday 24 and Saturday 30 September 1916 (aged 33)

No known grave

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Canadian Virtual War Memorial (CVWM)

Canadian First World War Book of Remembrance

Vimy Memorial, France

Bangor and District War Memorial

Royal British Legion (Bangor Branch) Memorial Plaque

Comrades of the Great War (Bangor Branch) Album in North Down Museum

First Bangor Presbyterian Church

Bangor Purple Star Loyal Orange Lodge (LOL) No. 677

BIOGRAPHY

At attestation James Stewart (No. 160283) declared that he was born in Bangor on 9 October 1882 and he worked as an agricultural labourer.

James Stewart enlisted on 27 September 1915 in Calgary and in his attestation papers it was noted that he was 5 feet 9 inches tall with a medium complexion, dark blue eyes and black hair.  He cited his wife Annie as his next-of-kin so it was she who was informed by the War Office that he had been killed in action sometime between 24 and 30 September 1916.  At that time, Annie was living at 2 Central Avenue, Bangor.

James Stewart and Anne (Annie) Fowler were married on 21 September 1904 in Ballygilbert Presbyterian Church.  James Stewart from Bangor was a son of John Stewart, a labourer.  Annie Fowler from Bangor was a daughter of James Fowler, a labourer.  In 1901 James Stewart (aged 19) was living in Castle Square, Bangor as a boarder with Lizzie Fowler, a widowed charwoman, and her daughter Annie (aged 18).  Annie Fowler worked as a domestic servant.

James and Annie Stewart (nee Fowler) lived at 11 King Street, Bangor before James moved to Canada, sometime after 1 April 1911.  James and Annie had no children.

Private James Stewart served with the 31st Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment) and he was killed in action sometime between Sunday 24 and Saturday 30 September 1916.

Private James Stewart (No. 160283) has no known grave and he is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial in France; on the Canadian Virtual War Memorial (CVWM); in the Canadian First World War Book of Remembrance (Page 168); on Bangor and District War Memorial; in the Comrades of the Great War (Bangor Branch) Album in North Down Museum (Page 63); on the RBL Bangor Branch Memorial Plaque; in First Bangor Presbyterian Church and in Bangor Purple Star LOL No. 677.