Major Albert Lewis Stewart

Regiment: Machine Gun Corps
Date published: 28/12/1917
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 04/11/1917
Age at death: 28
Cemetery: Hooge Crater Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Plot: VII. E. 15.
Information: Major Albert Lewis Stewart, Machine Gun Corps, was killed in action on November 4th, 1917. He was the son of Mr. James Stewart, Solicitor, 79 Donegall Street, and 43 Eglantine Avenue, Belfast, and was educated at the Royal Academical Institution, and entered the profession of accountancy, but on the outbreak of war at once volunteered and was gazetted to a commission in the Royal Irish Rifles, from which he was shortly afterwards transferred to the Machine Gun Company of his brigade. He handled his guns with conspicuous bravery at the Somme, and was promoted major at the age of 27. He was mentioned in despatches by Sir Douglas Haig. Major Stewart was well known in football circles as a brilliant International Rugby three-quarter, and captained the first fifteen for the North of Ireland in 1913-14.