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Stewart, Robert Young Stevenson

Robert was born in East Ham on 30 August 1916 son of John Hunter Stewart MBE and Jean Blair Stewart of Shirley. He lived at 89 The Glade Croydon. After leaving Selhurst he went to King's College London and London University where he obtained a BA double first. He was a member of the school dramatic society and played for the Rugby 1st XV. Robert was killed in action at Imphal, India on 16 May 1942. Old Croydonians


First name(s)Robert Young Stevenson
Date of birth30 August 1916
Place of birthEast Ham Registration District
Family detailsSon of John Hunter Stewart M.B.E. & Jean Blair of Shirley, Croydon, Surrey
Previous educationSelhurst Grammar School, Croydon
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dates at college1935-1940
Dept / courseFaculty of Arts
QualificationsB.A. Double Hons
Military unitRoyal Corp of Signals, attd. Indian Signal Corps
Service number200665
War / conflictWorld War Two (1939-1945)
Date of death16/05/1942
Age at death25
Rank at death2nd Lieutenant
Place of deathAssam
Cause of deathKilled on active service
Burial placeImphal War Cemetery
Commemoration(s)King’ s College Chapel
SourcesKing’ s College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Old Croydonians (with permission)

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