Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
22930   Private James Stewart
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 03/06/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 40
James Stewart was born at Tullyniskane, Newmills about 1876. The 1911 census records James as living in Farlough, Tullyniskane, County Tyrone which is just outside Newmills. He was 35 years old and was married to Annie. They had two sons. James was working as a butler in a linen mill. James Stewart was secretary of L.O.L. 183 for four years before enlisting. James enlisted in Dungannon. Private James Stewart was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action of the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916. He was 40 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Face 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 1554588
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Newmills Parish Church Church Of Ireland - WWI Newmills
2 Newmills L.O.L. 183 Dungannon Roll of Honour Newmills
3 Dungannon War Memorial - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - WWI - Panel 1 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Stewart family Lists James as age 25 living with the family at house house 3 in Doras, Tullyniskane, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Stewart family Lists James as age 35 living with his family at house 4 in Farlough, Tullyniskane, Tyrone
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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