Topic: George Cecil Stewart (1883-1918)

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George Cecil Stewart (1883-1918) was the grandson of Katikati founder George Vesey Stewart. He was Killed in Action during World War I (1914-1918).

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George Cecil Stewart was born on 26 December 1883 (reg. 1884/1270). His parents were Mervyn Archdale and Phoebe Stewart (nee Gledstanes). He was the first baby baptised in the newly opened St Peter's Anglican Church in Beach Road, Katikati.

Evyleen, George and Mary Stewart, 1900

George with his sisters Evyleen and Mary.

George married Grace Irene Ward in Hamilton on 12 August 1915. He was a farmer before he enlisted in World War I (1914-1918).

He embarked with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 30th Reinforcements E Company, on 13 October 1917 from Wellington aboard the Arawa. They were bound for Liverpool in England. George was fighting on the Western Front with the Wellington Infantry Regiment.

Private George Cecil Stewart (Service No: 60004) was killed in action at Le Cateau, France, on 1 October 1918. He was aged 33. George is remembered on the Grevillers (New Zealand) Memorial, Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France.

Grace died in 1965, aged 73 (reg. 1965/39311).

 

Sources:

Births, Deaths & Marriages Online (New Zealand).

Cenotaph Record.

Military personnel file.

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George Cecil Stewart (1883-1918)


Year:1918
Note:Service Number: 60004
First Names:George Cecil
Last Name:Stewart
Date of Birth:26 December 1883
Place of Birth:Katikati
Country of birth:New Zealand
Date of death:1 October 1918
Place of death:Le Cateau, France
Place of burial:Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France
Spouses name:Grace Irene Ward
Spouses date of birth:c1892
Spouses place of death:1965
Spouses place of burial:New Zealand
Date of marriage:12 August 1915
Place of marriage:Hamilton, New Zealand
Fathers name:Mervyn Archdale Stewart
Fathers date of birth:January 1859
Fathers place of birth:Ballygawley, County Tyrone, Ireland
Fathers date of death:1951
Fathers place of death:Tauranga, New Zealand
Mothers name:Phoebe Louisa Gledstanes
Mothers date of birth:1862
Mothers place of birth:Twickenham, Kings County, Ireland
Mothers date of death:1951
Mothers place of death:Tauranga, New Zealand
Name of sibilings:Mary Sophia Ethel Stewart and Evyleen Frances Stewart
Military Service:World War I (1914-1918)