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9958   Private Joseph Stewart
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 17/11/2018
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 21/03/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 24
Summary      
Joseph Stewart was born in Pomeroy and was a son of Mrs. Annie Mabin. He lived with his wife Lily Stewart at Church Street, Cookstown. He enlisted in Omagh with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Joseph Stewart was killed in action on 21st March 1918, the first day of the German Spring offensive
Further Information
Joseph Mabin was the eldest son of James and Annie Mabin. Joseph was born in Pomeroy, County Tyrone about 1894.
The 1901 census lists Joseph Mabin as age 6 living with the family at house 3 in Dundesert, Antrim. James Mabin was a farm labourer.
By the time of the 1911 census the family had moved to Grange, Tullyhogue. Joseph no longer lived with the family.
Family: James Mabin, Anne Mabin, Joseph Mabin (born about 1895), Sarah A Mabin (born about 1899), George Mabin (born about 1902).
Joseph changed his surname to Stewart and was married. He lived with his wife Lily Stewart at Church Street, Cookstown.
He enlisted in Omagh, under the name Stewart, with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
When Joseph wrote his Will on 2nd October 1917, he stated that he was with the 8th Battalion.
Private Joseph Stewart was serving with the 7th Battalion when he was killed in action on Thursday 21st March 1918,on the first day of the German Spring Offensive.
In his Will, he left all to his wife, who was in 1917 living at Killymoon Street, Cookstown.
Private Stewart has no known grave and is commemorated on panel 38-40 on the Pozieres Memorial, France.
Last Will and Testament of Private Joseph Stewart, dated 2nd October 1917:
Joseph Stewart: Formfill will
In the event of my death, I give the whole of my property and effects to Mrs J Stewart, wife, Killymoon Street, Cookstown. Signed Joseph Stewart 9958. 8th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Dated 2nd October 1917
The CWGC record Private Joseph Stewart as the son of Mrs Annie Mabin. He is also recorded as the husband of Lillie Stewart of Church Street, Cookstown, County Tyrone.
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Relevant Cookstown Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Grange, Tullaghoge, Tyrone Tullyhogue Grange, Tullaghoge, Tyrone 54.618756 -6.720924
2 Church Street, Cookstown Cookstown South Lived in Church Street, Cookstown 54.636171 -6.743778
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Mabin family Lists Joseph Mabin as age 6 living with the family at house 3 in Dundesert, Antrim
2 1911 Census lists 'Mayben' family Does not list Joseph as living with the family at house 18 in Grange, Tullaghoge, Tyrone
3 Dungannon War Dead Also listed on Dungannon War Dead
4 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Joseph Stewart
5 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2019