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Alan Stewart

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Alan Stewart

Person  Male  Born 20/4/1971  Died 5/10/1999

Categories: Tragedy

Countries: New Zealand

An accountant from Auckland, killed in the Ladbroke Grove rail disaster, aged 28.

Andrew Behan has kindly carried out further research: Allan John Stewart was born in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, but was raised in Manurewa, Auckland, New Zealand by his parents, Angus and Christine Stewart. He was a student at the University of Waikato and a member of the Drury Rugby Club. He was employed as an accountant for Peat Marwick in Auckland, but moved, as a contract accountant, to London with his girlfriend, Sarah Fogelberg, in December 1998. They planned to stay for two years before returning to New Zealand to get married and for him to set up his own accountancy firm. They lived at 24 Dawes Road, Fulham. He had a ticket to watch the England v New Zealand world cup rugby match on Saturday, 9 October 1999 at Twickenham, which New Zealand won by 16-30 points, but died, aged 28 years, on 5 October 1999 in the Ladbroke Grove rail disaster. At the subsequent inquest it was revealed that his death was one of the few that was not instantaneous, but that he survived, trapped in the wreckage, for between one and 59 minutes following the collision of the two trains. His body was repatriated to New Zealand for burial.

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