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Wee Toon warrior remembered on the centenary of his Somme death

His name is carved in alphabetical order within the tens of thousands of the unfound dead of the Battle of the Somme on the Thiepval Memorial in France


AMONG the many Campbeltown casualties of the Battle of the Somme, few have a story more poignant than that of Professor George Stewart.

Born in Kirk Street, Campbeltown, in 1878, George was the second of Mary and John Stewart’s nine children. Mr Stewart senior was, between 1879 and 1906, Inspector for the Poor, Collector of Rates and Registrar for Campbeltown.

Originally from Stornoway, George’s father bought a home in Witchburn Road sometime after 1895 and named it Arnish, after the region of Lewis from which he came.

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