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Offline mack

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permanent staff. 8th manchesters
« on: December 15, 2011, 01:57:03 AM »
2584 william,henry stewart
enlisted 16-6-1889
1st manchesters
aged 18
occupation,servant
formerly 4th militia manchester regt
promoted corporal 24-9-1891
promoted sgt 26-1-1896
posted to 5th VB manchesters 7-11-1904
appointed acting sergeant major of volunteers 1-4-1907
married miss annie cawthorne 24-4-1907
appointed act sgt/major drill instructor 8th manchesters 1-4-1908
residence,ardwick barracks
son albert,rupert stewart born at ardwick barracks 9-7-1908
appointed to the permanent staff,8th manchesters on 14-6-1910
retired on 30-4-1913 after 23yrs 320 days service

sgt major stewart moved to 46 forest range,levenshulme.he died on 14th january 1925 and was interred at southern cemetery on 17th january.grave ref V.CE.645

the adjutant of the 8th manchesters described him as a man of exemplary character,reliable,honest and sober,and painstaking in his duties.

sgt major stewart never reported sick in all his years of service and never incurred any kind of blemish on his character
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Re: permanent staff. 8th manchesters
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2011, 06:27:30 PM »
Posted for Migky

William Henry was residing at Headquarters 8 Manch Regt Ardwick Green Manchester at the time of his son's birth. Albert Rupert Stewart born Sept 1/4 1909.
William Henry Stewart is buried along with his in-laws family.

William Henry Stewart's marriage certificate

Migky.

Migky.

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Re: permanent staff. 8th manchesters
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2011, 07:07:59 PM »
The wedding certificate seems to have gone A.W.O.L. ?

Migky  ;)

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Re: permanent staff. 8th manchesters
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2011, 07:50:53 PM »
Lucky i kept a copy  ;D

Click for the wedding certificate


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Re: permanent staff. 8th manchesters
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2011, 02:31:32 PM »
Captain Quartermaster William Henry Stewart features on that most historic of regimental photographs showing him leading the cadre of the 8th Battalion as it marches back through Manchester to Ardwick at the end of WWI.

 
Previously Regimental-Sergeant-Major of the Ardwick Battalion. Commissioned as Lieutenant and Quartermaster in May 1913.
As Captain and Quartermaster wounded in the foot at Gallipoli and again wounded in France He was one of the few to have served continually with the battalion throughout the war.
Mentioned in Despatches on three occasions and awarded the OBE in June 1919. After a long illness he died 14 January 1925 age 54 and was buried in Southern Cemetery, Manchester.
The Manchester Artillery provided a gun carriage and team and a firing party from the Manchester Regiment, under Sergeant Joe Stridgeon DCM, performed the last military rites. 

His OBE is in the possession of the Museum of the Manchester Regiment. 
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Re: permanent staff. 8th manchesters
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2011, 03:17:42 PM »
Just a little more about Willam Henry Stewart. 
He was originally in the 4th Militia Battalion  NOT the 4th Volunteer Bn and enlisted from the militia into the regular army at Ashton-under-Lyne on16 June 1889.  He later served with both the 1st and 2nd Battalions and in 1895 was a drill-instuctor at the RMC Sandhurst.
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