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2/Lt Osmer Noel Stewart M.C.



Came across the grave of this chap when I visited the Ypres Reservoir Cemetery in Ypres.

Second Lieutenant Osmer Noel Stewart. Royal Field Artillery

Commissioned 9th May 1916 aged 18, gazetted with the Military Cross 18th July 1917, died 31st July 1917 aged 19. His commissioned service lasted 1 year, 2 months, 23 days.

Osmer Noel Stewart was born in Toxteth Park, Lancashire in 1898. His commission to the Regular Army was published in the London Gazette 9th May 1916 page 4560


The under mentioned Gentlemen Cadets from the R. Mil. Academy to be 2nd Lts.

10th May, 1916: — ROYAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLELY. R.H. and R.F.A.

Osmer Noel Stewart.

Whilst serving as a Forward Observation Officer, 2/Lt Stewart was awarded the Military Cross for moving forward under heavy fire and being able to cause considerable damage to the enemy from his own fires. His citation for the Military Cross was published in the London Gazette 18th July 1917 page 7245

2nd Lt. Osmer Noel Stewart, R.F.A .

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When acting as F.O.O. he went forward

under heavy shell fire and sent back valuable information throughout the day. His maintenance of communications enabled the artillery to inflict considerable damage on enemy positions.

He was killed 31st July 1917, and is recorded by the CWGC as serving with “B" Bty. 71st Bde. The Brigade at the time was part of the 15th Division who were deployed south of WIELTJE north of the railway line. The Division was enaged in the Battle of Pilkem Ridge.

CWGC Information


Rank: Second Lieutenant

Date of Death:31/07/1917


Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery

"B" Bty. 71st Bde.

Awards:M C

Grave ReferenceI. D. 1.


Additional Information:

Only son of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Stewart.


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