Alastair MacKichan Stewart

Biography of Alastair MacKichan Stewart

Alastair MacKichan Stewart
Alastair MacKichan Stewart

Flight Lieutenant Alastair MacKichan Stewart was born in Greenock, Renfrewshire. His father Alexander Ritchie Stewart, a Bank Agent, and they lived at 73 Union Street in Greenock. Sadly, his mother Daisy died during childbirth. Alastair graduated MA from the University of Glasgow in 1940.

The photograph shows Alastair and his wife Joan Underwood, whom he married at St Paul's Church in Greenock on 2 November 1944. Alastair was a member of the RAF Volunteer Reserve and was serving with the 156th Squadron when he was killed on the 11th March 1945. During a training mission, his Lancaster bomber crashed at Old Weston, one mile east of Molesworth airfield in Northamptonshire, England, killing all eight members of the crew.

Sadly, Alastair died before the birth of his own son, the Scottish singer and songwriter Al Stewart. Flight Lieutenant Alastair MacKichan Stewart is buried in Greenock Cemetery, Renfrewshire, Scotland.


Alastair MacKichan Stewart
Born 4 May 1920, Greenock, Scotland.
Died 11 March 1945.
University Link: Graduate
GU Degree: MA, 1940;
Father's Details: Alexander Ritchie Stewart; Bank Agent
War Service: Flight Lieutenant, Royal Air Force
Grave / Memorial: Greenock Cemetery, Scotland
View Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
Record last updated: 15th Jun 2012

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