Lieutenant Stewart Bruce Macduff Bremner


Stewart Bruce Macduff Bremner was born at Aden on 28 February 1889, son of Edinburgh exchange broker Allan Seton Bremner and his wife Elizabeth Martha. Educated at Shrewsbury School, he then moved to Shanghai where he worked as a tea merchant and enlisted in the Shanghai Light Horse. He served from 1909 to 1915, rising to the rank of Rough Rider.

At the end of 1915 he returned to England and applied for a commission. On 8 January 1916 he was appointed 2nd lieutenant and posted to the North Irish Horse at Antrim.

On 26 July 1916 he embarked for France, joining the 1st North Irish Horse Regiment in the field. He was promoted to the rank of lieutenant on 8 July 1917.

In September 1917 he took leave to England and while there consulted a doctor about deafness and noises in his head that he had experienced for some time. Following medical board hearings in October and November he was found unfit for general service and posted for home service at the North Irish Horse depot in Antrim.

He was demobilized on 31 January 1919 and relinquished his commission in June the following year.

Lieutenant Bremner died on 22 May 1971 in New Lodge, Little Baddow, Chelmsford.