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.
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