C J T Stewart DSO


Charles James Townsend Stewart was from Halifax, Nova Scotia, born in 1874. He is described as a soldier of fortune, having served in China and Peru, and as a constable in the NWMP. He joined the PPCLI on 12 Aug 1914 and was wounded at St Eloi on 15 Mar 1915. He was promoted to captain on 27 July 1915 and major on 3 June 1916. He was invalided sick on 17 Dec 1916 but rejoined the regiment on 1 June 1917. Three months later he was sick again and returned on 9 Nov 1917. He was promoted to lieutenant-colonel commanding the regiment on 30 Mar 1918. He was in command during the battles of Amiens and Scarpe in Aug 1918 but was killed near Raillencourt in the battle of Cambrai on 28 September 1918. His grave is in the Ontario Cemetery, Sains-les-Marquion, Pas de Calais, France.


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