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Saturday, 10 November 2012

Stewart, James Crawford


Lieutenant James Crawford Stewart
was born in 1893. 

He was the son of Isabella C Stewart.  

In 1901, Isabella and her son, James were living with her family (Crawford) in house 2, Rossnagillagh, Glendermot, Co. Londonderry.  James (8) is described as a scholar.  

In 1911, Isabella is residing in house 6, Claredon Street, Londonderry.  This later was known as 11 Clarendon Street, Londonderry,  There is no mention of James in this home on Census day. 
Stewart would have joined the Belfast Banking Company around 1911 working in Head Office.

The 1911 Irish Census records a Londonderry man, James Stewart (18) boarding in house 34, Eblana Street, Cromac, Belfast.  His occupation is recorded as Bank Clerk.
The London Gazette of 11th February 1918 reports Stewart as being promoted from Officer Cadet to 2nd Lieutenant.

Stewart served with the Royal Field Artillery and attained the rank of Lieutenant with effect from 4th February 1918.


The National Archives records a Medal Index Card as follows:

Royal Irish Rifles, 40921, Private
Royal Field Artillery, 2nd Lieutenant
Royal Field Artillery, Lieutenant

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