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Name John Laidler Stewart
Nick Name  
Last Known Address Howarth Street, Sunderland.
Family Circumstances Married to Elizabeth (nee Young) with 2 children.

Unit of Service

7th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry.

Royal Defence Corp.

Number and Rank

2400. Private.

51003.  Private.

Date & Place of Death 6th March 1969. Sunderland Royal Infirmary.  Aged 76.
Grave Location
(if known)
 
Where Commemorated
(if known)
 

                                

 

 

Details of any Medals, conflict, training or operations which the deceased had participated in during service.

John saw service on the western front in WW1.  Hre was in the second battle of Ypres and was wounded at Frezenberg.

He was invalided out in May 1915. He then enlisted into the Royal Defence Corp until discharged on the 13th March 1918

John was awarded the following medals and the Silver War Badge for honourable discharge during service because of wounds or illness.

                           1914-1915 Star                     Victory Medal                    British War Medal                          Silver War Badge

 

                                                                

 

Other general information. online links, images etc.

John was born at 7 Carol Street, Deptford Sunderland on 26th August 1892. His father was James Stewart and his mother was Mary Jane Stewart (nee Laidler). John was given Laidler as his middle name which was not uncommon amongst families at the time.

After getting married to Elizabeth in 1924 at Carol Street Methodist Chaple John and his family lived at 21 (later renumbered to 10) Howarth Street until his death in 1969. Both he and his wife were strong Methodists and they had 2 children. Elizabeth lived until the age of 104. John was a Ships Plater at Doxfords Shipyards prior to WW1 but due to his injuries he was unable to follow his trade after the war.

Below is a copy of John's Birth and Death Certificates.

 

 

Below are the Census for 1901 and 1911 showing John living with his parents and siblings.

1901 Census

 

Name:

John Stewart

Age:

8

Estimated birth year:

abt 1893

Relation to Head:

Son

Gender:

Male

Father:

James Stewart

Mother:

Mary J Stewart

Birth Place:

Sunderland, Durham, England

Household Members:

Name

Age

James Stewart

37

Mary J Stewart

32

John Stewart

8

Thomas Stewart

7

Mary E Stewart

4

James W Stewart

2

Hilda M Stewart

7/12

 

1911 Census.

 

Name:John  Stewart

Age in 1911:18

Estimated birth year:abt 1893

Relation to Head:Son

Gender:Male

Birth Place:Sunderland, Durham, England

Street address:36 Close St Sunderland

Marital Status:Single

Occupation:Ship Plater

Name

Age

James Stewart

47

Mary Jane Stewart

42

John Stewart

18

Thomas Stewart

17

Mary Elizebth Stewart

14

James William Stewart

12

Hilda Margaret Stewart

10

Christina Stewart

4

Isabella Stewart

10/12

 

 

Below are documents showing John's Military service.

John's Service Record and Medal entitlement.

 

 

Below is John's entitlement after serving in The Royal Defence Corp.

 

 

John's Discharge Record from the Royal Defence Corps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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