John Gray Stewart


About John Gray

  • Name
    John Gray
  • Initials
  • Surname
  • Date of Birth
  • Birth town
    Denny Stirlingshire
  • Resided town
    Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire
  • Commemorated
  • Nationality
  • Place of death
  • Date of death
  • Married
  • Occupation

Service Information

  • Army

  • Service Number
  • Rank
  • Regiment
    Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders


John Gray Stewart was born in Denny, Stirlingshire in about 1891, to Alexander, an iron moulder, and Janet (nee Gray).  In 1891, he was living at Comely Bank, Denny with his parents and siblings, Margaret (3) and Alexander (1).  In 1901, John (10) was living at Highland Dykes, 3 Dunipace, Stirlingshire with his parents, five siblings and his grandmother, Margaret Gray.

At the time of joining the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders on 12 September 1914, it was noted that he was 23 years and 9 months old, and living at 16 Unitas Terrace, Bonnybridge, Stirling.  His mother was Mrs Alex Stewart.

John was promoted to Acting Lance Corporal three months after joining, rising to Acting Corporal before being given the permanent rank of Sergeant in August 1915.  At the time of passing through Peterborough on 13 August 1916, he was with the 2/7th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and was stationed at Edingthorpe Camp, North Walsham.  His army record states he served at home until June 1917, and then was with the Expeditionary Force in France for five months (although his service medical record states that he was ‘fit for home defence’).  He returned home in November 1917, and was admitted to the Royal Victoria Hospital at Netley in Hampshire suffering from inflammation of the stomach.  He appears to have left the hospital in February 1918 and was demobbed on 21 February 1919.

He was awarded the British War and Allied Victory Medals and his acknowledgement letter stated that he had moved on 10 January 1919, and was living at C/o Mrs Wood, Post Offfice Building, Cowie by Bannockburn, Stirlingshire.

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