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3773   Private Abraham Stewart
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 04/06/2018
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
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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.
Private Abraham Stewart
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Abraham Stewart was the eldest son of Abraham and Elizabeth Stewart.
Abraham Stewart was born on 29th July 1893 in Magherafelt. He was the first of thirteen children, ten surviving.
Abraham Stewart married Elizabeth Loan on 21st May 1894 in the district of Magherafelt.
The 1901 census lists Abraham as 9 years old, living with the family at 14 Aughagaskin, Magherafelt. His father was a farmer.
Family: Abraham Stewart, Elizabeth Stewart, Mary Ann Loan (born about 1892), Abraham Loan (born 29th July 1893), John Stewart (born 29th August 1894), Jane Stewart (born 25th March 1896), Lizzie Stewart (born about 1898), William Stewart (born 15th April 1897), Thomas Stewart (born 2nd March 1898), Winifred Stewart (born 18th May 1899), Matthew Stewart (born 18th October 1900), Margaret Stewart (born 10th April 1902), William Stewart (born 8th July 1903), Francis Stewart (born 28th July 1904), James Stewart (born 6th May 1907), George Stewart (born 8th August 1910).
Abraham Stewart joined the Special Reserve about 1910.
The 1911 census does not list Abraham as living with the family at house 33 in Gortalowry, Cookstown Rural, Tyrone. His father was a labourer.
Abraham was called up in June 1914 and sent to Finner Camp for a hurried few weeks of training.
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.
From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 21st November 1914:
STEWART – 5th November. Killed in action on the battlefield. Private Abraham Stewart, of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, son of Abraham Stewart, Dunamoney, Magherafelt.
From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 21st November 1914: Private Abraham Stewart
STEWART – 5th November. Killed in action on the battlefield. Private Abraham Stewart, of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, son of Abraham Stewart, Dunamoney, Magherafelt.
From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 15th January 1916:
Private Stewart is buried in Wimereux Cemetery, Boulogne, France.
Abraham Stewart is commemorated on St. Luran’s Church of Ireland Roll of Honour, Derryloran, Cookstown.
Abraham Stewart had relatives in Dungannon, Cookstown and Magherafelt.
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Relevant Cookstown Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Louisville, Cookstown Cookstown South Newspaper report imples Louisville, Cookstown 54.626343 -6.742141
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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.
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2018