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   2nd Lieutenant Joseph Stewart
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 15/12/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 4th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 01/06/1891
Died: 16/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 26
Joseph Stewart was the eldest son of Robert and Essie Margaret Stewart. They were married about 1890. Joseph was born on 1st June 1891 in Coalisland, Co. Tyrone. The family lived in Gortin, Tullyniskane, Tyrone. Robert Stewart was a miller. The 1910 Ulster Towns Directory records “Stewart, Robert, & Son, corn and wheat millers, Gortin Mills, Coalisland”. Lance Corporal Joseph Stewart (29444), served with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. 2nd Lieut. Joseph Stewart was serving with the 4th Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers when he was killed in action near Ypres on the 16th August 1917. He was aged 26.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial
  Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, 
Grave Ref: Panel 144-145
CWGC Casualty 3066279
The Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery, which is located 9 kilometres north east of Ieper town centre, on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332). The names of those from United Kingdom units are inscribed on Panels arranged by Regiment under their respective Ranks. The names of those from New Zealand units are inscribed on panels within the New Zealand Memorial Apse located at the centre of the Memorial.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Newmills Parish Church Church Of Ireland - WWI Newmills
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Royal School Dungannon Book 52
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1 1901 Census lists Stewart family Lists Joseph as age 9 living with the family at house 1 in Gortin, Tullyniskane, Tyrone
2 1910 Ulster Towns Directory - Dungannon Stewart, Robert, & Son, corn and wheat millers, Gortin Mills, Coalisland
3 1911 Census lists Stewart family Lists Joseph as age 19 living with the family at house 9 in Gortin, Tullyniskane, Tyrone
4 Cookstown War Dead Listed on Stewartstown War Memorial
5 Dixon Primary School Photo of Stewart's Flour Mill at Gortin Hill
6 Photo of 2nd Lieutenant Joseph Stewart's inscription
7 Lennon-Wylie Coleraine Heroes Gives date of birth.
8 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023