Robert STEWART

Robert STEWART

Male 1883 - 1915  (31 years)

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  • Name Robert STEWART 
    Born 31 Aug 1883  Donaghadee, County Down, Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died in WWI 17 May 1915  Pas de Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Lance Corporal (Private) 
    Died 17 May 1915  Pas de Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Lillers, Pas de Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Siblings 5 siblings 
    Notes 
    • 1901 census: Living in Hunters Lane, Donaghadee
      Robert Stewart Son 16 Gen Labourer

      1911 census: Military

      (1) Newspaper cutting - Died of wounds received in action in France, May 31st, 1915

      (2) Data from Commonwealth Wargraves Commission disputes info from newspaper:

      In Memory of
      ROBERT STEWART
      Private
      8409
      2nd Bn., Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
      who died on
      Monday, 17th May 1915.

      Commemorative Information
      Cemetery: LILLERS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France
      Grave Reference/
      Panel Number: III. A. 41

      Location: Lillers is a small town about 15 kilometres west-north-west of Bethune and the Communal Cemetery and Extension lie to the north of the town. From the Mairie in the centre of the town, head north on the D182, after 500 metres turn right onto Rue St Venant. The cemetery is a further 200 metres on the left hand side. Within the Communal Cemetery the Commonwealth war graves are situated on the right hand side half way up the cemetery central path, and the Extension is at the far right end of the Communal Cemetery. Both cemeteries are signposted.

      Historical Information: Lillers was used for British billets and Headquarter offices from the autumn of 1914 to April, 1918. It was during that time a hospital centre; the 6th, 9th, 18th, 32nd, 49th and 58th Casualty Clearing Stations were in the town at one time or another, and they buried their dead on the right of the central path of the Communal Cemetery, working back from Plot I. In April, 1918, the Germans advanced as far as Robecq; Lillers came under shell-fire, and the units holding this front continued to bury beyond the cemetery boundary, in the Extension. There are now nearly 900, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, nearly 70 are unidentified. The British plots in the Communal Cemetery, and the one plot which is the Extension, cover together an area of 2,346 square metres.
    Person ID I211  Baker Family Tree
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2016 

    Father Willim STEWART,   b. 1844, Donaghadee, County Down, Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1914, Donaghadee, County Down, Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Grace (Lizzie) HENRY,   b. 26 Jul 1843, Killinchy, County Down, Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1926, Donaghadee, County Down, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 26 Apr 1869  Ballymacarrett, Belfast, Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F160  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 Aug 1883 - Donaghadee, County Down, Ulster, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied in WWI - 17 May 1915 - Pas de Calais, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 May 1915 - Pas de Calais, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Lillers, Pas de Calais, France Link to Google Earth
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    Robert Stewart

  • Sources 
    1. [S43] 1901 Census.

    2. [S390] GRONI, (https://geni.nidirect.gov.uk/), 23 Nov 2015.
      U/1883/51/1007/27/288 Robert Stewart 31st August 1883 Male Henry Belfast(pre-1973 Q4)

    3. [S44] Commonwealth Wargraves Commission.
      In Memory of
      ROBERT STEWART
      Private
      8409
      2nd Bn., Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
      who died on
      Monday, 17th May 1915.