9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
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.
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. The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme is a war memorial to 72,337 missing British and South African servicemen who died in the Battles of the Somme of the First World War between 1915 and 1918, with no known grave. It is near the village of Thiepval, Picardy in France. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, Thiepval has been described as "the greatest executed British work of monumental architecture of the twentieth century"