Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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16/12/2020 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 24th July 1943:
16/12/2020 STEWART – In fond and loving memory of Freddie, killed in action 27th July 1940.
16/12/2020 ‘Dear son you lie in an airman’s grave.
16/12/2020 A grave we might never see
16/12/2020 No morning dawns, no night returns
16/12/2020 But we remember thee’
16/12/2020 Always remembered by his father and mother, brothers and sisters, 6 Louisville, Cookstown.
11/10/2020 STEWART – In loving memory of Leading Aircraftman (L.A.C.) Freddie Stewart, Royal Air Force, accidentally killed 27th July 1940.
11/10/2020 ‘At night when all is silent
11/10/2020 And sleep forsakes our eyes
11/10/2020 Our thoughts are on that lonely grave
11/10/2020 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 28h July 1945:
11/10/2020 Where our dear Freddie lies.’
11/10/2020 6 Louisville, Cookstown
11/07/2020 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 12th August 1944:
11/07/2020 STEWART – In proud and loving memory of our darling Freddie, killed in action in July 1940. ‘No morning dawns or night returns, But we remember thee.’ Loving remembered by his dad, mum, brothers and sisters, 6 Louisville; also two brothers serving in the Forces.
17/01/2020 From father, mother, brothers and sisters. 6 Louisville, Cookstown.
17/01/2020 And longing our loved one for you.’
17/01/2020 No wonder our hearts are aching.
17/01/2020 A likeness so loving and true.
17/01/2020 ‘Today we look at your picture,
17/01/2020 STEWART – In ever loving memory of our darling Freddie, who was killed in action 27th July 1940.
17/01/2020 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 25th July 1942:
23/12/2019 Mrs Robert Stewart of Louisville, Cookstown, received notification from the Air Ministry during the week that one of her sons, First-class Aircraftman Frederick Stewart, Royal Air Force, was killed in action in England on Tuesday last. Another son, Fusilier Isaac Stewart, R.I.F., who was with the British Expeditionary Force, is at present on leave. A third son, William, is serving with the Royal Air Force.
23/12/2019 Known family: Robert Stewart, Rebecca Stewart, Frederick Stewart (born about 1918), Isaac Stewart, William Stewart.
23/12/2019 STEWART – 27th July 1940, killed in action in England, Aircraftman (First-class) Frederick Stewart, Royal Air Force, of 6 Louisville, Cookstown.
23/12/2019 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 3rd August 1940: Roll of Honour
23/12/2019 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 3rd August 1940:
23/09/2019 The CWGC record Aircraftman Frederick Stewart as the son of Robert and Rebecca Stewart of Cookstown, County Tyrone.
23/09/2019 Frederick Stewart was the son of Robert and Rebecca Stewart of 6 Louisville, Cookstown. He was born about 1918.
23/09/2019 Aircraftman 1st Class Frederick Stewart was serving with 150 Squadron of the Royal Air Force when he died as a result of an accident on 27th July 1940 at RAF Newton in Nottinghamshire in England.
23/09/2019 Whilst loading bombs to his Fairey Battle (Serial No L5528) at RAF Newton in Nottinghamshire, one of the bombs fell off and began to burn. Despite efforts from aircrew and ground crew to put out the flames, the bomber exploded, killing six men from 150 Squadron, with another man killed and one other injured from the RAF Newton station establishment.
23/09/2019 There is a possibility he was not part of the crew of the aircraft, but died in the explosion. This is because the National Archives record on the accident does not include his name. Unfortunately the record has not being digitized as yet.
23/09/2019 Amongst those who died was Flt Lt Walter Blom DFC. Blom had been awarded the DFC on 10 May 1940, the first day of the German Blitzkrieg. Another who died in the accident was experienced ground crewman Flt Sgt Bill Franklin, holder of the British Empire Medal.
23/09/2019 Aircraftman Frederick Stewart is commemorated locally on Cookstown War Memorial.
23/09/2019 From the Mid Ulster Mail, unknown date in July 1948:
23/09/2019 Aircraftman Frederick Stewart, along with two other men who died in the same incident, was buried in East Bridgford (Saint Peter) Churchyard. Nottinghamshire, England. His inscription reads: GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS.
30/12/2015 “We think of him in silence and often speak his name;
30/12/2015 There’s nothing left to answer, just a photo in a frame."
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