Saturday 7 July 2012

Private Norman Turner Stewart

Born on 15 December 1879 in Lanark Township, Ontario - son of John H. and Elizabeth Jane Stewart, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as driver; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 23 April 1915 (number 410409) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - killed in action on 20 September 1916 - buried in Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery (grave Y.23), Belgium.

(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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