No. 3044, 1st Battalion, Irish Guards
Killed in action on Sunday 1 November 1914 (aged 30)
No known grave
Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium (Panel 11)
Private John Stuart’s death in action at Zillebeke on 1 November 1914 was reported in the 5 February 1915 edition of the County Down Spectator under the headline Well-Known Bangor Man Killed.
John Stuart was born on 22 March 1884 in the townland of Sheetrim, Co Monaghan and he was a son of John and Margaret Stuart (nee Brown).
John Stuart was a farmer and he and Margaret had eight children including:
Elizabeth (born 5 January 1875 in Sheetrim)
Nathaniel (born 3 May 1878 in Sheetrim)
Unnamed girl (born 10 February 1880 in Sheetrim)
John (born 22 March 1884 in Sheetrim)
Thomas (born 10 July 1886 in Sheetrim)
Sarah Rebecca (born around 1891/1892)
Their father John died of a cerebral haemorrhage on 12 August 1896 (aged 65).
In civilian life John Stuart worked in Shepherd’s (Diamond Dairy), Bangor and he was a member of the South Belfast Regiment of the Ulster Volunteer Force.
John Stuart was also a member of Armagh Temperance Loyal Orange Lodge (LOL) No. 745 and Royal Black Preceptory No. 813.
During the Great War Private John Stuart (No. 3044) served with the 1st Battalion Irish Guards and he was 30 when he was killed in action on 1 November 1914.
Private John Stuart (No. 3044) has no known grave and he is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.