Advise that his son, Pilot Officer Maxwell McLean Stewart, is missing was received last Monday by A.M. Stewart, Kidd Avenue. Pilot Officer Stewart, who was born in Calgary, was 35 years of age, and was engaged in technical work of the Royal Canadian Air Force.
The wire which Mr. Stewart received from the Chief of Air Staff, Ottawa, reads as follows: "Deeply regret to inform you that advice received from R.C.A.F. casualty officer overseas that your son, Pilot Officer Maxwell McLean Stewart, C 8536, is missing and believed drowned at sea. More complete details follow in a letter."
Pilot Officer Stewart was a graduate of the University of British Columbia, and prominent in sports, especially track and rugby. He was by profession a teacher, and was on the staff of the high school at Chilliwak, B.C. He enlisted for overseas duty with the technical division of the R.C.A.F.
P.O. Stewart was in Grimsby just prior to Christmas, spending his embarkation leave. The last word which his father had of him was a letter dated December 25.
Also surviving is his brother, Flight-Lieutenant (Dr.) A.N. Stewart, who is attached to the R.C.A.F. recruiting station in Vancouver.