Harry Stewart (1888-1915)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

STEWART, HARRY. Stoker 1st Class. No K/10894 (PO). Royal Navy, Victor Torpedo boat. Born Huddersfield 6.5.1888. Son of Mrs Stewart, 5 Thomas Street, Huddersfield. Educated Thomas Street Board School. Before enlisting in the Navy, in 11.12.1907, was employed as a jam boiler. Had served in India, the Persian Gulf and Somaliand. Was married on 3.7.1915 to Miss Edith Walker. The following day he returned to his ship, berthed at Glasgow. On 27.7.1915, he fell off the gangway into the sea whilst trying to help a shipmate. Another seaman dived into the sea to try and help him but no trace of him could be found and his body was not recovered until the next day. Buried with full military honours in EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- 6B, 120.
ROH:- Huddersfield Parish Church.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

  • Stoker 1st Class STEWART
  • regiment: Royal Navy
  • died: Tuesday, July 27, 1915
  • age: 26 years
  • record ID: 2752139