Duncan John Stewart

RankSecond Lieutenant Duncan John Stewart
RegimentCameronians (Scottish Rifles) 6th Battalion
Military Service

In school Cadet Corps. On leaving school he joined No 3 Company of 5th Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) with whom he served for 4 years but at the outbreak of war he enlisted in the Cameron Highlanders on the 7th September as private S/12204.  By February 1915 he had progressed through the non-commissioned ranks and reached Sergeant.  He served in France from 10th May 1915 and was wounded in the left forearm and hip (or thigh) on the 25th September during the Battle of Loos.   He was invalided home at the beginning of October and remained in Britain until he returned to France on 16th August 1916. During this period at home he received a commission in the 6th Battalion Cameronians as Second Lieutenant on 16th August 1916.  However, by the time he received his commission this battalion which had suffered heavily during the early part of the Battle of the Somme had been merged with the 5th Battalion Cameronians to form a composite 5/6th Battalion. As a result it seems that when Stewart returned to the front he was actually attached to the 2nd Battalion of the regiment.


c1889, Partick

Death23rd October 1916
Circumstances of Death

Killed during an assault on a German trench known as Zenith during the Battle of Le Transloy, a later phase of the Battle of the Somme.

BurialGuards' Cemetery, Lesboeufs, X. ZZ. 1

Stewart was originally buried at Map Reference 57c.N34.b.9.9. before being exhumed and moved to the Guards’ Cemetery during the post-war battlefield clearances and concentration of cemeteries.

CWGC Information

Son of Archibald and Christina Frances MacKellar Stewart, of Partick, Glasgow.


Archibald Stewart (c1839-1921) & Christina F McKellar (c1854-1935)

Father's Occupation

House factor


Janet (c1876-), Donald A (c1878-), Christina M (c1880-1915), Mary (c1882-), Archibald (c1884-), Alexander P (b.&d. 1885), Margaret I (c1887-), Isabella F (1889-1895), Alister (1893-1894), Walter N (c1897-)




High School of Glasgow. Played for the First Fifteen.


Partner in the firm of Archibald Stewart and Sons, house factors, Partick and of A and A Stewart, 164 Bath Street, Glasgow

1891 Census

Ravenswood Cottage, Annfield Road, Partick

1901 Census

38 Balshagray Avenue, Partick

1911 Census

38 Balshagray Avenue, Partick

Home Address

38 Balshagray Avenue, Partick (mother 1922)

Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Primus Lair 209
Other Memorials

Scottish National War Memorial

Other Information

An officer in the 69th Glasgow Company of the Boys’ Brigade. This company was based at Westbourne Free Church Mission Halls in Ruchill

Acknowledgements and Sources

Much of the information on which this profile is based is drawn from various internet sources which are listed below.  The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis also wish to make full acknowledgement and thanks for the permitted use of any information or images generously supplied specifically for exhibition, publication or display in connection with The Roll of Honour and accompanying profiles to the High School of Glasgow, the Cameronian’s Museum, Ancestry, and Find my past.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Family Search

Scotlands People

The Long, Long Trail

The Scottish War Memorials Project

Ancestry.com. British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008)



Compiled by Morag Fyfe, Historical and Genealogical Researcher for The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis.

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