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9499   Private James Stewart (aka Gray)
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 20/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Connaught Rangers (British Army)
Died: 15/04/1915 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 30
James Stewart was the son of William and Anne Stewart. He was born in County Londonderry about 1885. James Stewart enlisted at Coatbridge in Lanarkshire, Scotland. He was living in Kilrea at the time. He enlisted under the name James Gray. No 9499. He served with the Connaught Rangers. Private James Gray (real name Stewart) was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Connaught Rangers when he died of wounds in France on Thursday 15th April 1915. He was 30 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Chocques Military Cemetery
  Bethune, Pas de Calais
Grave Ref: Grave I-A-69
CWGC Casualty 167202
Chocques is 4 kilometres north-west of Bethune on the road to Lillers. When you reach the traffic lights on this road at Chocques, follow the signs for the centre of town and go through the main street, then turn left towards Gonnheim. Take the next turning on the right and the cemetery lies approximately 400 metres down the road on the left.
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 Forgotten Heroes of Kilrea 1914-18 12
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Stewart family 1901 census lists James as age 16 living with the family at house 4 in Corten Coolhill, Kilrea, Londonderry
2 Diamond War Memorial Project Minimal information on Private James Stewart
3 Forum discussion (GWF) Details of Private James Stewart (aka Gray)
4 Maiden City Great War ROH Part 14 Details of Private James Stewart (aka Gray)
5 National Archives UK Medal card of Private Thomas Grey can be purchased here
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private James Stewart's grave can be purchased here
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