Corporal Robert Stewart

RAF Corporal Robert Stewart 520472 was the son of John and Elizabeth Stewart of Luncarty. He was 30 years old when he was hit by a train at Inverlamond, just north of Perth.

The Perthshire Advertiser and the Dundee Courier reported on Monday 13 October 1941 that Corporal Robert Stewart was killed by a train at Inveralmond late on Saturday night. Stewart was believed to have been in Perth, missed his last bus home to Luncarty and decided to walk, apparently not seeing the approach of the train as he took a shortcut by the railway.

Corporal Robert Stewart had been in the RAF for 4½ years and had served in the Middle East. In civilian life he was a ploughman. His body was identified by his father and his brother at Perth Mortuary.

Corporal Robert Stewart is buried in Auchtergaven Parish Churchyard, Bankfoot.

Perthshire Advertiser 15 October 1941