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13/07/2020
13/07/2020 STUART – In September 1944, died of wounds in Italy, Second Lieutenant Robert John Ochiltrie Viscount Stuart, 9th Lancers, eldest surviving son of the Earl and Countess Stewart.
13/07/2020 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 7th October 1944:
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13/07/2020 Second Lieutenant Viscount Stuart, 9th Lancers, who is reported to have died of wounds, was the eldest son of the Earl and Countess Stewart, Robert John Ochiltrie Stuart was born in December 1923 and was educated at Eton. His brother David, Viscount Stuart, was killed in action in the Middle East in November 1942, while serving with the 11th Hussars as second lieutenant; and the elder of the surviving brothers, Arthur Patrick, who was born in 1928, becomes heir to the earldom.
13/07/2020 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 7th October 1944: Roll of Honour
21/08/2019 Family: Arthur Stuart, M.C., 7th Earl of Castle Stewart, Eleanor Stuart, David Andrew Noel Stuart (born 7th October 1921, England), Robert John Ochiltrie Stuart (born 12 December 1923, England), Arthur Patrick Avondale Stuart, (born 18th Aug 1928), Simon Walter Erskine Stuart (born 22nd Aug 1930).
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21/08/2019 Robert Stuart was born on 12 December 1923 in England. He was the second of four sons.
21/08/2019 Afterwards, he served for a time in the Nutley Home Guard. His father, a major in the Home Guard provided a hut in the grounds of Old Lodge for their use.
21/08/2019 Robert John Ochiltrie Stuart received his education at Eton College.
21/08/2019 His elder brother, Viscount David Andrew Noel Stuart also served with the Royal Armoured Corps. David was killed in action on 10th November 1942 in North Africa.
21/08/2019 After David’s death, Robert became Viscount Stuart.
21/08/2019 Lieutenant Viscount Robert John Ochiltrie Stuart was serving with ‘B Squadron’ with the 9th Queen's Royal Lancers, part of the Royal Armoured Corps, when he was severely wounded by a piece of shrapnel and died of his wounds at Loreto, Italy on 17th September 1944. He was 20 years old.
21/08/2019 Lieutenant Viscount Robert John Ochiltrie Stuart is buried at Ancona War Cemetery, in Italy.
21/08/2019 Viscount Robert Stewart is commemorated locally on Stewartstown Cenotaph and on the Memorial Plaque in Donaghendry Church of Ireland, Stewartstown.
21/08/2019 The CWGC record Lieutenant Viscount Robert John Ochiltrie Stuart as the son of Arthur Stuart, M.C., 7th Earl of Castle Stewart, and Eleanor, the Countess of Castle Stewart, of Nutley, Sussex. The CWGC also records that his brother, Viscount David Andrew Noel, also died in service.
21/08/2019 Robert John Ochiltrie Stuart was the son of Arthur Stuart, M.C., 7th Earl Castle Stewart, and Eleanor the Countess of Castle Stewart, of Nutley, Sussex, and Stewartstown, County Tyrone.
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