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63   Private John Jack Stewart
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 17/04/2016
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 4th Battalion, Australian Infantry (Australian Army)
Date Of Birth: 18/11/1889
Died: 01/05/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 25
Summary      
John Stewart was the son of Robert and Isabella Stewart. He was born on 18th November 1889 in Hervey Hill, Tamlaght O’Crilly, Kilrea. They were a farming family who lived in that area. John ‘Jack’ Stewart emigrated to Australia about 1912. Prior to enlisting, Jack was working as a Motor driver and was living in Newtown, New South Wales. Jack Stewart enlisted on 17th August 1914 in Randwick, New South Wales. Private Jack Stewart was serving with the 4th Battalion of the Australian Infantry when he was killed in action on 1st May 1915 in Gallipoli, Turkey
Further Information
John Stewart was the son of Robert and Isabella Stewart. Robert Stewart married Isabella Cooke on the 5th December 1888 in the district of Ballymoney.
John ‘Jack’ Stewart was born on 18th November 1889 in Hervey Hill, Tamlaght O’Crilly, Kilrea.
Family: Robert Stewart, Isabella Stewart, John Jack Stewart (born 18th November 1889), Ellen Stewart (born 2nd July 1891), Robert J Stewart (born 12th May 1893, died 3rd July 1905), Archibald Stewart (born 10th April 1895), Andrew Stewart (born 26th September 1900, died 11th June 1901?), Samuel Stewart (born 28th July 1903), Andrew Stewart (born 20th March 1905)
John Stewart attended Hervey National School.
The 1901 census lists John as age 11 living with the family at house 40 in Killygullib Glebe, Hervey Hill, County Londonderry. His father was a farmer.
The 1911 census lists John as age 21 living with the family at house 68 in Killygullib Glebe, Hervey Hill, Kilrea. John was working on the farm.
John Jack Stewart emigrated to Australia about 1912.
Prior to enlisting, Jack was working as a Motor driver and was living at 217 Wilson Street, Newtown, New South Wales.
Jack Stewart enlisted on 17th August 1914 in Randwick, New South Wales. He gave his next of kin as Robert Stewart, Harvey Hill, Kilrea, Ireland
Private Stewart embarked with his unit from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 20th October 1914.
Private Jack Stewart was serving with the 4th Battalion of the Australian Infantry when he was killed in action on 1st May 1915 in Gallipoli, Turkey. He was 25 years old.
Private Stewart has no known grave and is commemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial at Gallipoli in Turkey. The memorial commemorates more than 4,900 Australian and New Zealand servicemen who died in the Anzac area - the New Zealanders prior to the fighting in August 1915 - whose graves are not known. Others named on the memorial died at sea and were buried in Gallipoli waters.
Private John Stewart is commemorated on a plaque inside Churchtown Presbyterian Church in Tamlaght O’Crilly, Kilrea.
The CWGC record Private Jack Stewart as the son of Robert and Isabella Stewart (nee Cooke), of Killygullib, Kilrea, County Londonderry, Ireland.
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Relevant Magherafelt Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Killygullib Glebe, Hervey Hill Kilrea Census listing in Killygullib Glebe, Hervey Hill 54.924737 -6.603789
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1 1901 Census lists Stewart family 1901 census lists John as age 11 living with the family at house 40 in Killygullib Glebe, Hervey Hill, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Stewart family 1911 census lists John as age 21 living with the family at house 68 in Killygullib Glebe, Hervey Hill, Londonderry
3 AIF Project Details of Private Jack Stewart
4 Australian Embarkation Roll Embarkation Roll - Private Jack Stewart
5 Australian Military Records 30 documents regarding Private Jack Stewart
6 Australian Nominal Roll Nominal Roll - Private Jack Stewart
7 Australian Roll of Honour Roll of Honour - Private Jack Stewart
8 Kilrea War Memorial Jack Stewart listed on Memorial
9 Panel 23, Lone Pine Memorial Small photo of Panel 23, Lone Pine Memorial
10 Returned Services League Details of Private Jack Stewart
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