David Andrew Noel Stuart was the son of Arthur Stuart, 7th Earl Castle Stewart, He was born on 7th October 1921 in England. He was the eldest of four sons and as such held the title of Viscount and heir to the title of Earl of Castle Stewart. He went to Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge. He joined the squadron of 11th Hussars in July 1942. In November he was killed in action on North Africa.
Alamein is a village, bypassed by the main coast road, approximately 130 kilometres west of Alexandria on the road to Mersa Matruh. The first Commission road direction sign is located just beyond the Alamein police checkpoint and all cemetery visitors should turn off from the main road onto the parallel old coast road. The cemetery lies off the road beyond the ridge, and road direction signs are in place approximately 25 metres before the low metal gates and stone wing walls which are situated centrally at the road edge at the head of the access path into the cemetery. The Cross of Sacrifice feature may be seen from the road.