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Horton Oliphant Stewart

Portrait from The Weekly News; 9 July 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from The Weekly News; 9 July 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright


Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1907 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    Whakatane Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 12 November 2023 - NZ BDM Birth Records
  • Birth notes
    Son of Alfred & Adeline STEWART Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 12 November 2023 - NZ BDM Birth Records
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM 32 Landing Road, Whakatane, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs Airline Evelyn Stewart (wife), 32 Landing Road, Whakatane, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Unknown AWMM Married/WWII AWMM
      Married, 1 child AWMM
    • 1929 Horton Oliphant STEWART married Arline Evelyn WAUGH Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 12 November 2023 - NZ BDM Marriage Records


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 4183 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Albert Oliphant Stewart and of Adeline Celia Stewart (nee McKay), of Whakatane; husband of Arline Evelyn Stewart nee Waugh married 1929, of Whakatane. He had a daughter.

    Father of Denice

    Wife's name misspelt on the Nominal Roll AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    27 May 1941 AWMM
    Age 34 AWMM
    Suda BayCrete AWMM
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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece AWMM 15. B. 10. AWMM
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  • Obituary
    In the reported death of Lieut. Horton Oliphant Stewart, Whakatane has .suffered a severe loss. The eldest son of Mr and Mrs A. 0. Stewart of the Pa, Whakatane, Horton, as he was known to all his associates was a popular arid well respected officer of the Maori Battalion, which fought the heroic rearguard actions of Greece and Crete. Before joining the colours, he had already made his mark as a citizen of great promise with a wide circle of friends in town and district. A keen musician, he was noted for his mastery of the violin, and figured on more than one concert platform in that capacity. He also figured prominently as a hockey player, fielding against all touring teams which visited the district. He will be remembered for his organising ability which was well displayed two years ago when he threw himself energetical! into the Sports Queen Carnival for the purpose of raising funds for improving the Domain. Lieut. Stewart was highly spoken of in Military circles, rising from the ranks to a commission which gave him popular control of the Matatua Maoris in his Battalion. His experiences in England, where the Maoris were posted for some time before being transferred to the Far East, will be remembered by our readers who will have read extracts of his interesting letters reprinted from time to time in these columns. The greatest sympathy will be extended to his young wife and child, and to his family who have two other sons overseas with the forces Messrs Don and Rob Stewart, both of whom are now in Egypt. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 12 November 2023 - OBITUARY
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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • It is a honour and a privilige to have a direct descendant that served in the great war. I truely appreaciate the sacrifices you made for me and our next generation. Your name will never be forgotten and will live on in our memories forever. Ka nui te aroha kia koe great uncle moe mai ra.
    Public - Eparaima - Other relative - 20 July 2021
  • "Granddad!" Thankyou "AM" for such a functional site and the opportunity to contribute about our ancestor, to remember him.
    Public - Kerry James - Other Relative - 23 April 2015
  • A time to mourn, a time to remember, a time to reflect upon the sacrifices of those who lost their lives so that we who are left to grow old may fulfil our dreams and aspirations. Tangi hotu nei te ngakau mou kua wehe atu ra. Fondly remembered uncle Horton by your grand niece and mokopuna of your beloved sister Hineroa. Arohanui na drinA. ❤️💙❤️
    Public - Drina - Other Relative - 8 April 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
12 November 2023Lorraine Mona Gisborne Researcher
06 May 2022Ian BanlsTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
20 July 2021Eparaima Auckland New Zealand Other relative
23 April 2015Kerry JamesDunedinOther Relative
08 April 2015DrinaAucklandOther Relative

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