Captain the Hon. Robert Sheffield Stuart
Regiment: 1st Royal Scots Fusiliers
Killed in action:
Capt. the Honble. Robert Sheffield Stuart, 1st Royal Scots Fusiliers, who it is now presumed fell in action on November 2, 1914, at Neuve Chapelle, was educated at Charterhouse (Pagrites) and Sandhurst, and joined the R.S.F. in March, 1906, serving with the 2nd Battalion in England and Dublin. After visiting Russia and passing as 1st Class Interpreter Capt. Stuart rejoined his regiment in S. Africa, and took part in suppressing the riots in Johannesburg. Returning to England in March, 1914, with the 1st Battalion, he accompanied it to France; shared in the retreat at Mons and in the battles of the Marne and the Aisne, and was mentioned in despatches. In leading a night attack he fell wounded near the German trenches, and though afterwards unofficially reported as being in a German hospital, no further information has reached his relatives. He married in 1906 Nancye, youngest daughter of the late Capt. E. Croker, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, and step-daughter of the Right Honble. H.E. Chatterton, Vice-Chancellor of Ireland.