Lt Thomas Burrows Stewart MC (I cannot find his claimed MC, and am confident that he did not have one)

ADRIC roll does give "MC". " Thomas B Stewart" is in RIC Roll, and Alphabetic register gives "T B Stewart". There is no MC in WO 389, but there is a possibility that he could have got it in Russia in 1919. However a communication to him from the Army dated 9 Mar 1921 does not give MC after his name. I can be sure that he did not have an MC. RIC Register gives him as Presbyterian

1891 Nov 22. Born Antrim (from RIC entry). He was born plain "Thomas Stewart" in Antrim. But his service record in Army gives 22 Nov 1891 in Harthill. The census indicate Ireland. Not on ScotlandsPeople nor Irish GRO as "Thomas Burrows Stewart". Like many new officers he added the extra name, in this case"Burrows". to his name on getting his commission. Note his mother was a Burrows


1901 census at Shotts, Harthill

STEWART, James M Head Married M 42 1859 Coal Miner Labourer
STEWART, Susan M Wife Married F 39 1862
STEWART, Matthew Son Single M 17 1884 Coal Miner Bottomer
STEWART, William J Son M 13 1888 Collie Labour
STEWART, Thomas Son M 8 1893 Scholar
STEWART, Charles Son M 6 1895 Scholar
STEWART, Robert J Son M 4 1897 Scholar
STEWART, David M Son M 2 1899
HENDERSON, David Brother-In-Law Married M 29 1872 Colliery Labourer

1911 census at Harthill, Lanarkshire (ADRIC roll gives that too)

1914 Sep 10. Enlisted in Army. He was a "miner". By the time he becomes an officer, he has his previous position as "engineer".

1914 Dec 23. Transfers to ACC

1915 Jul 8. Landed in France

1916 Jun 11. Promoted Cpl

1916 Dec 19 Transfers to Heavy MGC

1917 Jun 26. Promoted Sgt in MGC

1918 Oct 22. Commissioned 2nd Lt in Tank Corps (from MIC) as Thomas Stewart

1918 Nov 11. Returned from France to UK

1919 Aug 10. While stationed in Dublin is diagnosed as suffering from Chancroid (also known as soft chancre) is a bacterial sexually transmitted infection characterized by painful sores on the genitalia. Chancroid is known to spread from one individual to another solely through sexual contact. Into hospital.

1919 Nov 8. Made "good progress" and was discharged from hospital

1920 Feb 2. Demobbed as Lt

1920 Aug 4 joined ADRIC, service no 95. Posted to B Coy. Father at West Benken, Harthill, Lanarkshire

1921 Feb 12. Posted to Depot

1921 Apr 2. Posted to Q Coy

1921 Apr 26. Married in Antrim as Thomas Burrows Stewart to Annie Reid

1921 May 28 Posted to Ulster Special Constabulary on attachment

1935 Mar 27. Died in Northern Ireland. Stewart Thomas Burrows of Little Ballymena Ballyclare Co. Antrim insurance agent died 27 March 1935 at The Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast Administration Belfast 30 September to Annie Burrows the widow Effects £29  7s  3d.