1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Cecil Stewart

Contributed by: Annette Cotter, on 2008-11-07

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Rank
First Name Cecil
Surname Stewart
Year of Birth 1887
Year of Death 1917
Regiment Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own)
Place of Wartime Residence Stepney

Cecil's Story

A painter and decorator by trade, my Grandfather L/Cpl Cecil Stewart died aged 29 on the 1st May 1917 at the 48th Casualty Clearing Station, Bray sur Somme during a 'quiet' period. According to the war diaries, he and his platoon were hit by a shell - four died instantly and three including Cecil were wounded. My grandmother was seven months pregnant. My Mother and Grandmother experienced a life of poverty in the East End of London to the extent that my mother was unable to go to Grammar School as they could not afford the uniform.

His decendants - three grandaughters and four great grandchildren are aware of his story and will hopefully pass it on to future generations.

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