Friday 6 July 2012

Private John Cuthbert Stewart, MM

Born on 21 February 1898 in Ottawa, Ontario - son of Mrs. Margaret Stewart, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother; trade as bank clerk; single; no current military service; previously served with Canadian Signals (two years); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; grey eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 24 July 1916 (number 246607) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 September 1917 - wounded on 30 September 1918 - invalided to England on 3 October 1918.

Awarded the Military Medal - no official citation - unit recommendation dated 7 September 1918: "For gallantry as a Company runner, during Scarpe Operations, 1-9-18 and 2-9-18."

(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; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117))

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