STEWART, James MacDonald

Rank: 
Driver
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Army Service Corps
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
T/227438
Died : 
Thursday, June 8, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
32
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Roll of Honour: 
Operations: 
Driver James Stewart 6 Commando
Driver James Stewart died of wounds during operations at Normandy [1].
 

Extract from the Perthshire Advertiser - Saturday 15 July 1944

"Carse Commando Dies Of Wounds:- Regret is felt in Glencarse at the news of the death on active service of James Stewart, a commando who was well known and popular in the district. Official news was received this week by his wife at Leetown, Glencarse, that he had been wounded on June 6 (DDay) and had died on June 8. Stewart had been in the army for almost four years, having first served in the R.A.S.C." [2]
 
"Prior to being called up he was employed as a gardener with the late Miss Watson, Inchyra House. His widow was formerly Miss Barbara Thornton. His parents,Mr and Mrs W. Stewart, formerly resided in Glencarse and now live Kirkmichael. Blairgowrie. He was 32 years of age. " [2]
 
Sources
[1] CWGC
[2]  Perthshire Advertiser
[2]  British Newspaper Archive (website britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk); The British Library Board.
[Image]  © Trinity Mirror.
 

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