Lance Corporal Stewart Livingston


Stewart Livingston was born on 3 January 1894 in Main Street, Gilford, County Down, the last of eleven children of publican and farmer Ross Livingston and his wife Sarah Ann (nee Hughes). By 1911 he was living with his family at Dunbarton Street, Gilford, and working as a farmer.

Livingston enlisted in the North Irish Horse between February and March 1913 (No.809 – later Corps of Hussars No.71112).

On 31 January 1916 the Belfast News-Letter reported that:

Stewart Livingston, a trooper in the North Irish Horse, processed W. L. Calvert, mill manager, Drumnascanvey, Portadown, to recover £50 damages caused by the defendant having on 31st July so negligently and carelessly ridden a motot cycle between Ballynagarrick-Gilford, and Portadown, so as to collide with plaintiff. ... After hearing the evidence, his Honour said in his opinion Mr. Calvert was liable, and he accordingly gave a decree for £20, with two guineas witnesses' expenses.

Livingston embarked for France between 1916 and 1918, where he joined the 1st North Irish Horse Regiment in the field.

He was transferred to Class Z, Army Reserve, on 7 February 1919.



Livingston's service medals