Private ALEXANDER STEWART (photo added)

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Rank Private
Forenames ALEXANDER
Surname STEWART (photo added)
Initials A
Place of Birth BROADFORD, ISLE OF SKYE, UNITED KINGDOM
Date of Birth Friday, 22 December 1916
Date of Death Thursday, 20 July 1944
Age 27
Nationality British
Residence or Entered Service From Unknown
Service Number 2824247
Force British Army
Service/Corps/Regiment Seaforth Highlanders
Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron 2 Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (17th July 1944-29th July 1944 - 3rd Infantry Division)
Military Honours and Awards 1939-1945 Star & 1939-1945 War Medal
Place of Burial/Commemoration LA DELIVRANDE WAR CEMETERY, DOUVRES
Roll of honour
Grave/Memorial Location VI. B. 3.
Previous Place(s) of Burial Unknown
Epitaph
Family Details SON OF DONALD AND JESSIE STEWART; HUSBAND OF MARY STEWART, OF AULTBEA, ROSS AND CROMARTY.

Additional Information

 

 

ALEXANDER STEWART was born at Broadford on the Isle of Skye on Friday the 22nd December 1916. He married Mary in Broadford, Isle of Skye, on Friday the 19th September 1937.

 

 

Private ALEXANDER STEWART, undated.1

 

 

Private ALEXANDER STEWART, undated.

 

 

Private ALEXANDER STEWART, cross grave marker, 1940s/50s.

 

 

Five men of the Seafoth Highlanders, undated.
Private ALEXANDER STEWART,front row, centre.
Back row, right, is called Finley, a former police officer, also killed in the Second World War.

 

 

Private ALEXANDER STEWART's Service Records.

 

 

References
1. Additional information and photographs, unless otherwise credited, kindly provided by James Stewart, nephew of Private ALEXANDER STEWART.

 

Acknowledgements and Credits
Source of original data: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Headstone photograph: Carl Shilleto
Cross marker photograph: James Stewart, nephew of Private ALEXANDER STEWART.
Individual photograph: James Stewart, nephew of Private ALEXANDER STEWART.
Additional photographs provided by: James Stewart, nephew of Private ALEXANDER STEWART and Carl Shilleto.
Additional information provided by: James Stewart, nephew of Private ALEXANDER STEWART.

 

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What other people have said

UK

James Stewart

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.[c] There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells. God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day. 6Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall; he lifts his voice, the earth melts. The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Come and see what the LORD has done, the desolations he has brought on the earth. He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth. He breaks the bow and shatters the spear; he burns the shields[d] with fire. He says, ‘Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.’ The LORD Almighty is with us; t

On Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Kyleakin Isle Of Skye

Donald John Stewart

Four generation have come and passed since your generation litter the French country side with white cross. Your cross stood out to me as a child from my mother fireside wall- haunting me with the reality that something terrible had happened to you.Mum spoke of life, leaving me with fond memories of a hero who fell and lies in foreign fields. Rupert Broke wrote in his poem: "The Solider" ...." If I should die think this only of me that in some corner of a foreign field is forever England. Well you died uncle and in that French field lies the precious dust of of the Isle of Skye.

On Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Plockton ,Scotland

Patricia Inch

My mother was your little sister and always spoke of you so fondly and with such high regard . She was just a little girl with very clear memories of her big bother .So glad my little brother found you

On Thursday, October 1, 2015
UK

James Stewart

Alexander, I never knew you, but I feel like I know you. I heard so much about you when I was growing up. Your loss was painful to those who knew you and loved you. I am honoured to be the first one to write in this book.

On Saturday, November 29, 2014