Stewart Small Ferguson

I came across information on Stewart in the Tay Valley Family History magazine .

dated ......

His name was in a list of Scottish people buried in the General Protestant Cemetery, St. John's, Newfoundland.

The memorial is as below:-

ROY. In loving memory of 2nd Lieut. John Roy, aged 27 years, husband of Jeanette H. Ferguson also Sgert. Stewart Small aged 25 years Fst. Battn. Royal NFLD Regiment killed in France July 1st. 1916, sons of Daniel and Isa S. Ferguson late of Coupar Angus Scotland, 'Their Names Livith Forever More' . Also their son David Scott Ferguson died May 1st. 1938 aged 44 ' I know God has a place for me'. Also their mother Isa S. Ferguson died May 18th 1948 aged 88 years. Daniel Ferguson died Nov. 26th 1949 aged 88 years.

I think the Ferguson family must have emigrated to Canada between 1891, when I have them living in Dundee, and 1901, when they are knowhere to be found in Scotland.

I Cannot find Stewart or John Roy on either the CWGC site, or in the online Canadian attestation papers.

These are the following census details that I have found dealing with Isabella and Daniel when they were younger...

1871 Census

Campbell Street, Coupar Angus, Perthshire

Isabella Small, grandaughter, 12, at school, b. Coupar Angus, Angus

John Symington, head, 55, general labourer, b. Coupar Angus

Margaret Symongton, wife, 51, b. Coupar Angus

Ann Symington, daughter, 30, stram loom weaver, b. Coupar Angus

Jessie Symington, daughter, 19, stram loom weaver

Elizabeth symington, daughter, 16, stram loom weaver

Jemmia Symington, daughter, 14, stram loom weaver

Andrew Watson, grandfather, grandpa, 87, formerly mason, b. Ruthven, Forfarshire

John Watson, great grandchild, 8, b. Large, Rosshire

Townhead, Coupar Angus

John Ferguson, head, 45, powerloom Fenter (linen), b. Coupar Angus

Helen Ferguson, wife, 44, fenter's wife, b. Coupar Angus

Sarah Ferguson, daughter, 18, powerloom weaver, b. Coupar Angus

Helen Ferguson, daughter, 13, powerloom, b. Coupar Angus

Daniel R Ferguson, son, 9, scholar, b. Coupar Angus

Margaret Ferguson, daughter, 6, scholar, b. Coupar Angus

Janet R Ferguson, daughter, 3, b. Coupar Angus

1881 Census

Hay Street, Coupar Angus

John Ferguson, head, 55, power loom tenter, b. Coupar Angus

Hellen Ferguson, wife, 54, b. Coupar Angus

Daniel Ferguson, son, 19, joiner, b. Coupar Angus

Margaret Ferguson, daughter, 16, linen weaver, b. Coupar Angus

Jessie Ferguson, daughter, 13, assistant nurse, b. Coupar Angus

1891 Census

16 Baffin Street, Dundee, Angus

Daniel Ferguson, head, 21, joiner, b. Coupar Angus, Forfarshire

Isabella Ferguson, wife, 30, b. Carmyllie, Forfarshire

Mabel Ferguson, daughter, 3, b. Monifieth, Forfarshire

John Ferguson, son, 1, b. Dundee

Stewart Ferguson, son, 2 months, b. Dundee

William Ferguson, visitor, 23, engine fitter, b. Arbroath, Forfarshire

Military records

Enlisted Sept. 2, 1914; Lance Corporal, Sept. 21, 1914; Corporal, April 23: 1915; Signal Sergeant, July 10, 1915; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20, 1915; British Expeditionary Force, March 14, 1916; Killed in action, Beaumont Hamel, July 1, 1916.

For John Roy Ferguson -

882 2nd Lt Ferguson, J. Roy 1 Jul 1916

At the time of their deaths their parents were living at 273, Southside Road, St. John's.  John's wife Jeanette was living in Grand Falls.