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3773   Private Abraham Stewart
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 25/03/2016
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 29/07/1893
Died: 05/11/1914 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 27
Summary      
Abraham Stewart was the eldest son of Abraham and Elizabeth Stewart. He was born on 29th July 1893 in Magherafelt. He was the first of thirteen children, ten surviving. The family lived in Aughagaskin, Magherafelt until about 1910. They then moved to Cookstown. Abraham joined the Special Reserve about 1910. Private Stewart went to the Front with the first draft in October. Private Abraham Stewart was serving with 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of wounds on Thursday 5th November 1914.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Wimereux Communal Cemetery
  Wimereux, Pas de Calais, 4
Grave Ref: Grave 1-a-112
CWGC Casualty 85040
Summary      
Wimereux is a small town situated about 5 kilometres north of Boulogne. From the centre of Boulogne take the A16 to Calais and come off at Junction 4. Take the road to Wimereux north, D242, for approximately 2 kilometres, following the road through the roundabout. Take the first turn on the left immediately after the roundabout and the Cemetery lies approximately 200 metres down this road on the left hand side. The Commonwealth War Graves are situated to the rear of the Communal Cemetery.
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Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 St Luran's Church, Church Street Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph World War I - Panel 2 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 30
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Stewart family 1901 census lists Abraham as 9 years old living with the family at 14 Aughagaskin, Magherafelt
2 1911 Census lists Stewart family 1911 census does not list Abraham as living with the family at house 33 in Gortalowry, Cookstown Rural, Tyrone
3 Derryloran Parish Church of Ire. R of Hon Published in the Mid-Ulster Mail on Saturday 2 January 1915
4 Magherafelt War Dead Also listed on Magherafelt War Dead
5 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
6 War Graves Photographic Project Gravestone photo of Private Abraham Stewart can be purchased here.