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253706   Captain Robert Alexander Stewart
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Dated added: 06/01/2020   Last updated: 20/01/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: South African Medical Corps (South African Army)
Died: 22/01/1942 (Died of Illness)
Age: 64
Summary      
Robert Alexander Stewart was the youngest son of Robert and Margaret J Stewart. He was born about 1878 in County Derry. H was brought up in Magherafelt. His father was a clothier. Robert became a doctor and served in the Boer War. Early in 1940 Captain Robert Alexander Stewart entered World War Two and served with the South African Medical Corps until he died of illness on 22nd January 1942. He was 64 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Grave
Cemetery: Cape Town Maitland Memorial
  Goodwood, Cape Town, 
Grave Ref: No Ref
CWGC Casualty 2725769
Summary      
This memorial stands in Cape Town (Maitland) Cemetery which is situated 11 kilometres north-east of the centre of Cape Town. Take the N1 in the direction of Paarl, then the N7 off-ramp in the direction of Goodwood up to the intersection with Voortrekker Road. Turn right and the cemetery, which is 3.5 kilometres long, is on the left
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1 1901 census lists Robert A Stewart Lists Robert A as age 22 boarding at house 25.1 in Fredrick Street, St. Anne's Ward, Antrim
2 1901 census lists Stewart family Lists father living at house 23 in Market Street, Magherafelt, Londonderry
3 1911 census lists Stewart family Lists father living at house 12 in Market Street, Magherafelt, Londonderry
4 South Africa War Graves Photo of Captain Stewart's inscription on memorial
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