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grandfather where did he die ???

Braveheart

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John simpson Stewart born 1883, married to Frances Stewart- nee Husband born Dalhouse,Cockpen ,Midlothian (06/02/1903). They had a daughter - Esther byres Stewart, 23/05/1906 at 7 Robertson Bank, Gorebridge,Midlothian,my grandmother.
John simpson stewart, was killed in WW1, I do not know where,but could be 1916 and not in europe,and don't know his regiment.
on my grandmother death cert it has her father john simpson stewart as a private of the royal scots (deceased
can you help me braveheart
 

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Hi Braveheart,

There are some John S Stewarts on the medal rolls, as you have given that he was in the Royal Scots, this could be his medal card information.

John S Stewart
Corps R Scots Fus (Fusiliers) - Regt no 25404
High L I (Light Infantry) - Rank private - 42636

Medal:-

Victory - Roll D/108 - Page 1559
British - Roll D/108 - Page 1559
 

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Hi julie I don't know where he was born,but could give you information on his parents.
His father also john stewart ( game keeper) in Pitmachie, Aberdeenshire, married
catherine mcdonald (24/06/1881) in Little Dunkeld,I think Strathtay.
after that they must of move to Gorebridge but thats all I have
Cheers julie braveheart
 

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Hi julie I have gone to the national archive site, this is my ggrandfather.
It was a real pleasure speaking with you,so helpful and I can't thank you enough, for helping me. Now I have a story to write.
Take care Braveheart.
 

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Wondering if this is his death, seeing that googling his name and a posting came up with his year of death 1916, place Southern Iraq.

John Stewart
POB Edinburgh
Death date 22 Jun 1916
Death location Persian Gulf
Rank private
Regiment Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
2nd Battalion
Number S/7730
Died of wounds
Theatre of war Asiatic Theatres
 

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Theres also another J Stewart.

Rank Private
Regiment/Service Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
2nd Btn
Date of death 18/6/1916
Service no. S/8765
Cemetery Amara War Cemetery
 
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