Kenora Great War Project

 

Personal Details
Date of BirthApril 30, 1896
Place of BirthDundee
CountryScotland
Marital StatusSingle
Trade / CallingFoundryman
ReligionPresbyterian
Service Details
Regimental Number1859
BattalionBlack Watch (Royal Highland Regiment)
ForceBritish Army
BranchBritish Infantry
Enlisted / ConscriptedEnlisted
Theatre of ServiceEurope
Prisoner of WarNo
Survived WarYes
Death Details
Date of Death03/08/1976
Age at Death80
Buried AtLake of the Woods Cemetery, Kenora, Ontario
Plot29E-5-5

Stewart, Charles Clark

Private Charles Clark Stewart was the son of James Stewart and Euphemia Clark of Dundee, Angus County, Scotland. He was born in Dundee on 30 April 1896 and he had an older brother James and an older sister Euphemia (Effie). At the time of the 1891 census their father was a police constable and by 1901 he was a police sergeant. Charles enlisted in the British army early in the war and joined the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), a Scottish infantry regiment. He was sent to France in February 1915 and he served for four years, getting discharged on demobilization in February 1919. He was awarded the 1914-1915 Star and the British War and Victory Medals.

His sister Euphemia had married a Canadian soldier, Norman Paterson, in March 1918 in Dundee. Norman was invalided to Canada in January 1919 and he spent two months in a convalescent hospital in Winnipeg. Euphemia and Charles came to Canada together that summer, arriving in Quebec on 10 June on the SS Tunisian with their destination listed as Kenora, where Norman lived. When the 1921 census was taken Charles was living with Norman and Euphemia and working as a labourer in a mill. He joined the Kenora branch of the Great War Veterans’ Association in September 1926. According to his obituary he served again in the Second World War, from 1941 to 1945.

By the late 1940s Charles was married and living in Keewatin with his wife Margaret. He had a long career with the Lake of the Woods Milling Company. He was a member of the Canadian Legion, Keewatin branch, and the Silver Threads Senior Citizens Club. Charles passed away in Lake of the Woods District Hospital on 3 August 1976, at age 80. He was survived by his wife Margaret and his sister Euphemia Paterson as well as nieces and nephews. He is buried in Honour Lane Block at Lake of the Woods Cemetery in Kenora.

By Becky Johnson

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