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Major Charles Herbert Villiers-Stuart KIA 17/5/15
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Posted: 08 Jun 2012 at 12:36
VILLIERS-STUART, Charles Herbert Major 56th Punjabi Rifles (Frontier Force) attd. H.Q. Staff Australian and N.Z. Army Corps.
Age: 40 Date of Death: 17/05/1915 Cause: Killed in action (Courtney’s Post).
Previous Military Service: Entered the Military on 16/1/1895 and served in the Tirah Campaign, 1897, with the 21st Madras Pioneers. He exchanged into the 56th Punjabi Rifles (Frontier Force) in 1898, and served with them in the Mahsud Weziri blockade of 1901.
Awards: Mentioned In Despatches
*Family Notes: Son of Col. Henry John Richard Villiers-Stuart and Jane (nee Rigby Murray) Villiers Stuart, of Castlane, Carrick-on-Suir; husband of Joan (nee Lascelles Shepley) Villiers-Stuart, of Troquhain, Balmaclellan,
Killed in action – Major Villiers Stuart son of the late Colonel Villiers Stuart, Castlane, Carrick on Suir has been killed in action at the
Major C. H. Villiers-Stuart, 56th Punjabi Rifles (Frontier Force), who was killed in the recent fighting on the
Census notes: The 1911 Census shows Major Villiers-Stuart’s parents, Henry John Richard (Colonel Retd., Territorial J.P., aged 74) and Jane Rigby Villiers-Stuart (aged 61), residing at, Whitechurch, Kilkenny; they stated that during their marriage they had seven children, six of whom were alive at the time of the Census.
Other Memorials: Major Villiers-Stuart is commemorated on The Great War Memorial in St Canice’s Cathedral, The Close Kilkenny; he is also named in the Scottish Roll of Honour in the Scottish National War Memorial,
Irish War Memorial Records Page No: Volume VIII, Page 223.
His CWGC Page may be viewed here;
Edited by Mal Murray - 08 Jun 2012 at 12:37
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