Corporal James Ramsay Stewart

Corporal James Ramsay Stewart, 16th ( Service ) Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. He was killed in action in France on 23rd April 1917 during the Battle of Arras, aged 34. He had been born in Coldstream and was the son of Janet and the late Peter Stewart ( accountant ) Coldstream and the husband of Fanny Stewart  of Clovelly Cottage, 9 College Street, Isleworth, Middlesex. He is buried in Tank Cemetery, Guemappe, France. Before the war he had served his apprenticeship before going to London to work with  Messrs J. & R. Morley Hosiers, London. There he had enlisted in the Middlesex Regiment under the Derby Scheme. He was mobilised in June 1916 joining his Battalion in France in December. The photo shows British troops with a tank in the main street of a captured village near Arras.

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