Wednesday 4 July 2012

Corporal Finlay Alexander Stewart

Born on 1 January 1890 in Vernon, Ontario - son of Alexander McNab and Elizabeth Reid Stewart, Vernon, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farmer and cook; single; no current or previous military service; Baptist or Congregationalist; height of 5 feet 5.5 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; hazel eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 22 February 1915 (number 410197) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 18 November 1916 - died of those wounds on 21 November 1916 - buried in Contay British Cemetery (VII.A.17), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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