Sapper David Andrew Stewart

Biography of Sapper David Andrew Stewart

David Andrew Stewart was born on 12th December 1890. His family home was at 12 Gardenside Terrace, Uddingston. His father, John, was a patternmaker. David went up to Glasgow University in 1908 to study Engineering and graduated BSc in 1911. He had a very successful undergraduate record, gaining a First Class Distinction in the Higher Mathematics class in 1909 and two further distinctions in Engineering the following year.

During the First World War he served as a sapper in 5 Field Company, the Royal Engineers. He was killed in action on the Western Front on 30th March 1918. David Andrew Stewart is commemorated at Pozieres where the Memorial honours those who fell in the crisis of March and April when the Allied Fifth Army was driven back by superior numbers across the former Somme battlefields. In August the army began its successful final push to victory.

Summary

Sapper David Andrew Stewart
Rank: Sapper
Regiment: Royal Engineers
Degree: BSc
Awards:
Comments: Killed in Flanders 1917
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Sources

University of Glasgow Registry and General Council records

Biography: Further information contributed by the family

Memorial Place: Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Debt of Honour Register

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