Sunday 8 July 2012

Captain Robert Wilson Stewart

Born on 14 February 1880 in Montreal, Quebec - husband of Edna Stella Stewart, Ottawa, Ontario - son of Thomas Stewart, Montreal, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as gentleman; single; currently a member of the "Reserve Office"; no previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 11 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; hazel eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 1 February 1915 - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 14 January 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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