Second Lieutenant John Stuart

Second Lieutenant John Stuart, 3rd ( Reserve )Battalion, Black Watch attached to the 4th/5th ( Territorial )  Battalion, Black Watch. He was killed in action in France on 28th July 1918, aged 20. He was the of Mrs and the late William Stuart of Luffness Mill House, Aberlady, East Lothian and is buried in Buzancy Military Cemetery, Buzancy, Aisne, France. Buzancy was captured by the Black Watch and Seaforth Highlanders but owing to French troops on the right flank not getting forward both Battalions had to retire to avoid being cut off by German counter attacks. His Headstone is inscribed ” He Being Made Perfect In A Short Time Fulfilled A Long Time”.

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