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We are now at the top of the Esplanade, section V to look at the memorials to Charles Hill Patten and James Henry Stewart. In cemetery terms this is a prime location. These two families were very well off and incredibly well-connected.
Charles Hill Patten of the 1st Argylls is buried at Lahana Cemetery, Salonica. Charles was the younger son of John Patten MacDougall, of Gallanach, Argyllshire and Clydebank House, Greenock and Helen Isabel Patten MacDougall. He was severely wounded in Flanders in 1915 when in command of machine guns at the second Battle of Ypres. He had been a winner of the South African Rifle Championship Cup and Medal 1909. The Pattens were a long established Greenock family involved in a variety of interests, including sugar. Latterly they were lawyers. They added the name McDougall in order to fulfil a legacy.
James Henry Stewart was the only son of James Stirling Stewart and grandson of James Stewart of Garvocks, who was MP for Greenock at one point. His family lived at Blackhouse in Largs and his father had been a Lieutenant in the 4th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. His uncle, Major William Norman Stewart was killed in March 1918. Another uncle, Captain Patrick Douglas Stewart, won the DSO and was severely wounded in France in 1914. James H served with the 413th Battery of the 302nd Brigade in Palestine and was killed accidentally. Rather strangely there is no mention of him on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission so it has been impossible to find out where he was buried. The Stewarts made their money in the Newfoundland Fisheries trade.
When you are ready, we are going to look at the stones to the right of the path going down the hill. There are quite a lot of names so I have split them into two groups.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Greenock Cemetery WW1 Memorials Walk