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   Captain Hon. Robert Sheffield Stuart
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 21/01/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 02/11/1914 (Killed in Action)
Age: 28
He was the second son of the 6th Earl Castle Stewart and Countess Castle Stewart, Stuart Hall, Stewartstown, County Tyrone, and husband of Nancy Stuart (nee Croker) who was the daughter of Captain Croker, of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Nancy was a nurse in France the First World War. Robert and Nancye had no children.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
  Le Touret, Pas-de-Calais, 
Grave Ref: Panel 12-13
CWGC Casualty 1562704
Le Touret Memorial is located at the east end of Le Touret Military Cemetery, on the south side of the Bethune-Armentieres main road. From Bethune follow the signs for Armentieres until you are on the D171. Continue on this road through Essars and Le Touret village. Approximately 1 kilometre after Le Touret village and about 5 kilometres before you reach the intersection with the D947, Estaires to La Bassee road, the Cemetery lies on the right hand side of the road. The Memorial takes the form of a loggia surrounding an open rectangular court. The court is enclosed by three solid walls and on the eastern side by a colonnade. East of the colonnade is a wall and the colonnade and wall are prolonged northwards (to the road) and southwards, forming a long gallery. Small pavilions mark the ends of the gallery and the western corners of the court.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Stewartstown Cenotaph - WWI Stewartstown
2 Donaghenry Church Of Ireland Roll Of Honour WWI Stewartstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 29
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 Charterhouse Memorial Brief details including memorial photo
2 Irish Life - Our Heroes Brief details including photo
3 Lieutenant Andrew John Viscount Stuart Brother of Captain Hon. Robert Sheffield Stuart
4 National Archives UK Long service papers can be purchased here
5 Soldiers Died in the Great War Details of Captain Robert Sheffield Stuart
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023