Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Robert Ian Orde Stewart

In memory of:

Captain Robert Ian Orde Stewart

June 2, 1945

Military Service


Force:

Army

Unit:

Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


Commemorated on Page 567 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY
Surrey, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

59. B. 5.

Location:

Brookwood is 30 miles from London (M3 to Bagshot and then A322). The main entrance to Brookwood Military Cemetery is on the A324 from the village of Pirbright. Brookwood Military Cemetery is owned by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and is the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the United Kingdom, covering approximately 37 acres. In 1917, an area of land in Brookwood Cemetery (originally The London Necropolis) was set aside for the burial of men and women of the forces of the Commonwealth and Americans, who had died, many of battle wounds, in the London district. This site was further extended to accommodate the Commonwealth casualties of the Second World War, and American, Belgian, Czech, Dutch, French and Polish plots containing the graves of Allied casualties. There are also German and Italian plots where prisoners of war lie buried.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– Robert's wedding photo. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Certificate– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Telegram– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Robert I. O. Stewart– Captain Stewart enlisted in 1942 and served the entire time with The Queen's Own Rifles. He acted in the capacity as Quartermaster for the battalion from 1943 through Normandy, the Channel Ports, the Scheldt and the Rhineland. He was wounded by a stray round in the Reichswald
Forest in late March 45 and evacuated to England where he died several months later.
  • Gravestone of Robert I. O. Stewart– Captain Craig Cameron took this photo of Captain Robert I. O. Stewart's grave at Brookwood Cemetery during a visit there in June 1997.
  • Obituary– This obituary of Capt Stewart was clipped from a Toronto newspaper in 1945 by Mrs. Josie McQuade and preserved by her in an album.

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