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1488   Rifleman James Stewart
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 25/03/2016
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 8th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 04/06/1895
Died: 07/06/1917 (Died)
Age: 22
Summary      
James Stewart was the son of James and Agnes Nancy Stewart. He was born on 4th June 1895 in Portglenone. The family lived in Lisnagarran, just north of Portglenone. They were a farming family. Rifleman James Stewart was serving with the 8th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he died on Thursday 7th June 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Cemetery
  Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave II-G-20
CWGC Casualty 450669
Summary      
Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery is located 13 Kms south of Ieper town centre, on a road leading from the Kemmelseweg N331 connecting Ieper to Kemmel. From Ieper town centre the Kemmelseweg is reached via the Rijselsestraat, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and straight on towards Armentieres (N365). 900 metres after the crossroads is the right hand turning onto the Kemmelseweg (made prominent by a railway level crossing). 2 Kms after passing the village of Kemmel lies the left hand turning onto the Hooghofstraat. The cemetery lies 1.5 Kms along the Hooghofstraat on the right hand side of the road.
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Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Kilrea War Memorial - WW1 Kilrea
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Stewart family 1901 census lists James as age 7 living with the family at house 25 in Lisnagarran, Antrim
2 1911 Census lists Stewart family 1911 census lists James as age 16 living with the family at house 29 in Lisnagarran, Antrim
3 Ballymena 1914-1918 Details of Rifleman James Stewart
4 FindAGrave.com Photo of Rifleman James Stewart's grave
5 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Rifleman James Stewart (2)
6 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Rifleman James Stewart (1)
7 National Archives UK Medal card of Rifleman James Stewart can be purchased here
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Rifleman James Stewart's grave can be purchased here
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