101 Years ago this week, Mr Stewart at Royal George in Bannockburn, received the news in March 1918 that his son, Sergeant James Stewart, of the l-6th Scottish Rifles, had been awarded the Military Medal for bravery on the field.
Young James Stewart, who was only 22 years of age was a Blantyre man who, before WW1 worked as a miner in Cowie Colliery. He enlisted at the outbreak of the war, and had been three years in France by the time of his medal. He had several mentions in wartime despatches, and had been previously recommended for commission. A younger brother had been killed in action in 1915, and his father and uncle had served in the same war.
The bravery of this Blantyre man is remembered here.
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