The news of the death at the front of Lieutenant William A Stuart, son of Mr and Mrs John B. Stuart, Highcliff, Otago Peninsula, will have been received with regret by his many friends. Lieutenant Stuart was educated at the Highcliff Public School, Boys' High School, Dunedin, and Otago University. At each of these institutions he gained sufficient scholarships to educate himself without assistance from his parents. After receiving his M.Sc. degree, he was appointed demonstrator at Victoria College, Wellington, but previous to enlisting was science master at Otago Boys' High School. He left with the 17th Reinforcements, but while in France was promoted to lieutenant. His death removes another brilliant student, and the loss is the more to be deplored from the fact of the promise which Lieutenant Stuart gave of his becoming a distinguished student of research. -Otago Daily Times, 31/8/1918.
|Andersons Bay Cemetery, Dunedin. Allan Steele photo.|