Regiment/Unit: No. 1 Platoon, 'A' Company, 28th (North-west) Battalion
Additional Info: Information and photo provided by his Grandnephew, Rob Harris.
Thomas Otto Stewart was born on December 3, 1888, in Ottawa, Canada. He grew up in Fort William, a small city in northwestern Ontario. His parents, Thomas and Catherine Mary Stewart, had a big family.
Thomas enlisted in the Canadian army in October 1914, in Fort William when he was 26 years old.
He had already served in the local militia, the Lake Superior Regiment, for three years. According to his enlistment papers he was 5 feet five inches tall; he had red hair and blue eyes; he was in fit condition; he was a carpenter by trade, like his father; and he was unmarried.