Edward Stewart

Bank: Coutts & Co

Place of work: London Strand office

Died: 30 November 1917

 

Edward John Stewart was born in 1893, the son of Edward Stewart. From October 1913 he worked for Coutts & Co.

 

Outside work Stewart was a territorial soldier, a member of the 15th (Civil Service Rifles) Battalion of the London Regiment. He was mobilised at the outbreak of war in 1914, leaving his job in the bank's front office or 'shop' to go on active service. He was later transferred to the Machine Gun Corps, 48th Infantry Brigade, where he was commissioned. He fought at Festubert, La Bassée, Loos, Hulluch and on the Somme.

 

Second Lieutenant Edward John Stewart was killed in action in France on 30 November 1917. He was 24 years old.

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