Laid to rest at the Field of Honour

Image courtesy of Andy



Born: 17th May 1883, Ballinagh, County Cavan, Ireland.

Died: 10th December 1915; age 31; Died of Wounds – Gun Shot Wound to the neck and Septic Broncho – Pneumonia at the East Suffolk Hospital, Ipswich.

Residence: Ballinagh, County Cavan, Ireland.

Enlistment date: August 1914 – Irish Guards, 1st Battalion.

Date of Entry Therein: 25th May 1915 – Le Harve, France.



13th August 1914, at Aldershot, 4th Guards Brigade, 2nd Division.

20th August 1915 – transferred to the 1st Guards Brigade, Guards Division.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 6092.

Regiment: Irish Guards, 1st Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,





1901   Ballinagh, County Caven, Ireland.


Eugene was 17 years old and living with his parents, siblings & nephew.

John Stuart, 56, an Egg Merchant, born County Cavan.

Bridget Stuart (nee Maloney), 50, born County Cavan.

Rose Anne Stuart, 23, born County Cavan.

Robert Stuart, 11, born County Cavan.

Joseph Ward, 5, born County Cavan.

The Stuart family could all read & write and were Catholic.


Eugene’s father, John Stuart died May 1904, Ballinagh, County Cavan. His mother, Bridget Stuart died January 1910, Ballinagh, County Cavan.


Soldiers’ Effects to Rose Stuart – sister, an Egg Merchant.


A family note: Andy writes that his grandfather, Dr. James Stuart, on learning Eugene was injured at the Front, travelled to England to be with Eugene. Unfortunately he was not able to get there in time.

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