Etc. -- Wm. Guy Stewardson died 1918
Introduction | Source Documents | Other Sources | Photocopies | Back
The following is a page 1 article in the 18 Apr 1918 issue of the Waterford Star newspaper. 

Private Stewardson Died

Pte. William Guy Stewardson, son of Mr. Wm. Stewardson, who lives east of Waterford, died in a hospital in Toronto on Saturday last. Pte. Stewardson signed up for overseas service on Jan. 3rd and after arriving in Halifax two months ago he contracted the measles, which developed into pneumonia, from which he died after being brought as far as Toronto on a hospital train.

Besides his parents seven brothers and one sister are left to mourn their loss. Sincerest sympathy is extended to the family in their sad bereavement.

The funeral was held from the residence of his parents on Tuesday afternoon, the service being conducted by Rev. H. Caldwell.


A lightly edited partial transcription of the Waterford column on page 2 of the 18 Apr 1918 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper. 

About 1 Feb 1918, Guy Stewardson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Stewardson, near Waterford, enlisted in Brantford and after training a few weeks went with many other soldiers east to Halifax

There he took measles, which developed into pneumonia, and prevented his going overseas.

About a week or 10 days ago his mother and brother were sent for and went to Halifax, where they found the unfortunate young man very ill.

It was thought, however, that it would be possible to bring him home on a hospital train with nurse and doctor in attendance. This was attempted, and the 
poor lad got only as far as Toronto when the sad news came to the family here on Saturday afternoon that 
he had passed away.

The many friends of the bereaved family extend to them sincere sympathy.


Also see Guy's Recruitment Particulars

Photo from microfilm

Copyright 2013-2015 John Cardiff