Alastair MacFarlane Stewart Scotland

Biography of Alastair MacFarlane Stewart

Alastair MacFarlane Stewart
Alastair MacFarlane Stewart

Alastair MacFarlane Stewart was brought up in Sandbank, Argyll and was a pupil at Sandbank Primary School. He then attended Dunoon Grammar School where he was a prizewinner in his final year. He wanted to pursue a career in journalism and was advised by the Editor of The Glasgow Herald to obtain a degree in English.

Stewart enrolled as an Arts student at the University in 1942. He became a member of the University Officer Training Corps. He was unable to complete his studies as he enlisted in the armed services towards the end of 1943.

Stewart became a Lieutenant with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. He was killed in action at the Rhine Crossing on 24 March 1945, six weeks after his twentieth birthday.

[Biography contributed by Sheena Black]


Alastair MacFarlane Stewart
Born 10 February 1925, Dalmuir, Scotland.
Died 24 March 1945.
GU Degree: Arts, 1942-43;
University Link: Student
Father's Details: Archibald Darroch Stewart; Master plumber
War Service: Lieutenant, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Grave / Memorial: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany
View Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
Record last updated: 4th Apr 2008

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