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  • Christina Drummond

Corporal Stewart Marshall, Private Steven Craw and Private William Brown, 1st Battalion, Argyll and

Remembering the Fallen: on this day in 1989, Corporal Stewart Marshall (pictured), Private Steven Craw, and Private William Brown, 1st Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, were killed in a road traffic accident while on active service in Northern Ireland.

They were normally based at Redford Barracks in Edinburgh, but were serving in South Armagh at the time of their deaths. In what was described as “atrocious” weather conditions, their parked army Land Rover was hit by an articulated lorry – three other soldiers and a police officer sustained minor injuries.

Stewart, from Wishaw in North Lanarkshire, had joined the army in 1986; he was 30 years old and married with an eleven-year-old daughter. Steven, from Falkirk in the Central Lowlands of Scotland, was 21 years old. William, from Bonhill in West Dunbartonshire, was 20 years old.

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