9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
James Stewart was born at Tullyniskane, Newmills about 1876. The 1911 census records James as living in Farlough, Tullyniskane, County Tyrone which is just outside Newmills. He was 35 years old and was married to Annie. They had two sons. James was working as a butler in a linen mill. James Stewart was secretary of L.O.L. 183 for four years before enlisting. James enlisted in Dungannon. Private James Stewart was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action of the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916. He was 40 years old.