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Richard norman stewart

  1. 1. The remembrance of Lieutenant Richard Norman Stewart
  2. 2. Basics <ul><li>Richard Norman Stewart </li></ul><ul><li>Born April 1 st , 1920 at home in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Father Alfred Donaldson Stewart: insurance broker </li></ul><ul><li>Mother Florence Gladys Stewart: housewife </li></ul><ul><li>Two brothers and one sister </li></ul><ul><li>Lived on 251 Clemow avenue Ottawa, ON </li></ul><ul><li>Regular home life </li></ul><ul><li>Completed high school (5 years) at Glebe Collegiate Institute </li></ul><ul><li>Completed university (4 years) at Queens with a bachelor of commerce </li></ul>
  3. 3. At age 24 <ul><li>6’2” and 185lbs </li></ul><ul><li>Active in sports (on the senior Queens rugby team, did track and field, played football and skied) </li></ul><ul><li>Member of the commerce club at Queens </li></ul><ul><li>Doesn’t drink or smoke </li></ul><ul><li>Bachelor </li></ul><ul><li>Assessed as a very effective officer, fast moving and hard hitting, good sense of humour, with the ability to motivate loyalty in his men. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Enlisted on May 4 th 1943 <ul><li>promoted to officer cadet on same day as enlistment </li></ul><ul><li>27 May 1943: posted to Trois Riviers, Quebec for training </li></ul><ul><li>17 June 1943: posted to Brockville </li></ul><ul><li>11 Sep. 1943: promoted to 2 nd Lt RCA </li></ul><ul><li>18 Sep. 1943: posted to Petawawa continue training </li></ul><ul><li>17 Nov. 1943: sent to Halifax </li></ul><ul><li>23-27 Dec. 1943: granted 5 days xmas leave </li></ul><ul><li>16-29 Jan. 1944: granted 18 days leave </li></ul><ul><li>15 Jan. 1944: Qualified to Lieutenant </li></ul><ul><li>9 Feb. 1944: attached to 21 st anti-aircraft regiment employment at various AA units in Halifax quarters in Citadel Hill. Rations at Halifax fortress </li></ul><ul><li>7 April 1944: posted to Brockville </li></ul><ul><li>1-8 June 1944: Granted special leave </li></ul><ul><li>16 June 1944: proceeded to British army SCTO Sussex, England </li></ul><ul><li>16-24 June 1944: sailed to UK </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why did he join? <ul><li>He was finished all his schooling, he didn’t have to send money to his family because they were already well off, and he was single, there for he decided fighting for his country was the right thing to do. He felt like a hero. </li></ul>
  6. 6. What was the war like for him? <ul><li>Weapons used: Tank AA, 20mm Quad, Skink - Canadian prototype anti-aircraft vehicle with four 20-mm Polsten cannon mounted in a turret on a Grizzly (Canadian Sherman) hull (see Lend-Lease Sherman tanks). </li></ul><ul><li>Air defense Anti-tank system(ADATS) </li></ul><ul><li>Oerlikon 35 mm twin cannon </li></ul><ul><li>Javelin S-15 </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-Aircraft was used to attack opposing planes by shooting at them. Stewart was one of the officers who would order parts of the attacks. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Awards <ul><li>CVSM & Clasp: 4 Nov. 19944 </li></ul><ul><li>War Medal: 1939-45 </li></ul><ul><li>Star France-Germany Star : 1939-45 </li></ul>
  8. 8. 25 Feb. 1945 <ul><li>killed in action “in the field, Germany” </li></ul><ul><li>Isolated grave, Thomasof, Germany on same day as death (SH.7 M.R.900421) </li></ul><ul><li>Nijmegen Canadian Military Cemetery (4 miles S.E Nijmegen, Holland) grave 13. rowe, plot25 </li></ul><ul><li>his mother was awarded Silver Cross 26 th May 1945 </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>In Memory of Lieutenant RICHARD NORMAN STEWART CDN/656, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps attd. 1st Bn., Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) who died age 24 on 25 February 1945 Son of Alfred D. and Florence G. Stewart, of Ottawa, Ontario. Remembered with honour GROESBEEK CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY </li></ul>