Lieutenant Stewart C. Black, DCM
SAC 1910-1912

Stewart Chadwick Black was born February 10th, 1895 in Montreal, Quebec, son of J. E. Black and attended St. Andrew's from 1910 to 1912.

At the time of his attestation to the Canadian Expeditionary Force - December 23, 1914, he was 19 years and 10 months old, working as a bank clerk and serving in the 21st Battery of the Canadian Field Artillery of the Active Militia. 

He won the Distinguished Conduct Medal while serving as a Battery Sergeant Major and appears to later been Commissioned as a Lieutenant while serving with the 9th Howitzer Battery.

Distinguished Conduct Medal
Distinquished Conduct Medal (DCM)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When the battery moved into a forward position, he took charge of the teams, reversed them on a six foot road, although heavily shelled, and conducted them to the rear with the lightest casualties by means of his good judgement and leadership. The road was blocked in places be derelict vehicles and destroyed in others by shells. He has on two previous occasions, shown conspicuous gallantry in awkward situations."
DCM Citation, London Gazette, March 28, 1918; Canada Gazette May 11, 1918 P3917