Private James Alexander Stewart


The only reference to this man serving in the North Irish Horse is in the Presbyterian Church in Ireland's Roll of Honour, in which he is shown as Trooper James Stewart, R.I.H., of Ardverness, Macosquin, worshipping in the Killaig United Free Church.

James Alexander Stewart was born on 1 May 1898 at Kinneyglass, Coleraine, County Londonderry, the fourth of six children of farmer Robert Stewart and his wife Mary (née Adams). By the time of the 1911 Census he was living at nearby Ardverness with his parents and siblings.

When Stewart enlisted in the North Irish Horse is not known at present, but given his age it was probably in the last years of the war. He would have trained at the regiment's Antrim reserve camp before being demobilised in 1919.