Roll of Honour

2nd Lieutenant

John Stewart Stewart


John Stewart Stewart was born on the 20th October 1894 in Gourock, Renfrewshire, to William Stewart, a physician and lived in Gourock at Benview.

Memorial chapel at the University of Glasgow
The Memorial Chapel at the University of Glasgow

In 1912 John came to the University of Glasgow to study Medicine and during his two years here took: Chemistry, Zoology, Physiology and Anatomy. John was a good student and won a prize in Practical Zoology.

At the outbreak of the War, Stewart left his studies and the promise of a career in the medical profession to enlist in the military. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the 5th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders on the 6th of November 1914 and served as a Signaling Officer. As a Signaling Officer Stewart took part in laying telephone cables during British operations at Gallipoli. He received a head wound on the 13th of July 1915 from an enemy sniper following a charge at Achi Baba Nullah. He died two days later on the 15th of July 1915, aged 20, aboard the H.M. Hospital Ship Rewa. 2nd Lieutenant John Stewart Stewart is commemorated on the Memorial at Helles, Turkey, panel 183.

Comments and Citations

University of Glasgow Faculty and Registry records.

Memorial Place: Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Debt of Honour Register