See also:field marshal, son of Robert
See also:Stewart of Forres, Elginshire, was
See also:born at
See also:Mount Pleasant, near Forres, on the 1st of
See also:March 1824 . Educated at
See also:schools at Findhorn,
See also:Dufftown and
See also:Elgin, and at
See also:Aberdeen University, he entered the Bengal army in 1840, and served in 18J4 and 1855 in the frontier expeditions against the Mohmands, and Afridis Aka and Bari Khel (medal and clasp) . In the
See also:Mutiny in 18J7 Stewart, after a famous ride from
See also:Agra to
See also:Delhi with despatches, served on the
See also:staff at the
See also:siege and capture of Delhi and of
See also:Lucknow, and afterwards through the
See also:campaign in
See also:Rohilkhand (medal and two clasps, and brevet-major and
See also:lieutenant-colonel) . For nine years he was assistant and
See also:deputy-adjutant-general of the Bengal army, commanded the Bengal
See also:brigade in the Abyssinian expedition in 1867 (medal and C'.B.), and became a major-general in 1868 . He reorganized the penal settlement of the Andaman Islands, where he was commandant when
See also:Lord Mayo was assassinated, and, after holding the
See also:Lahore command, was promoted lieutenant-general in 1877, and commanded the
See also:Kandahar field force in the Afghan War in 1878 (K.C.B. and thanks of parliament) . In 188o he made a difficult march from Kandahar to
See also:Kabul, fighting on the' way the battles of Ahmed Khel and Urzu, and held supreme military and
See also:civil command in
See also:Afghanistan . On
See also:hearing of the
See also:Maiwand disaster, he despatched
See also:Frederick Roberts with a division on his celebrated march from Kabul to Kandahar, and himself led the
See also:rest of the army back to India by the Khyber Pass (medal with clasp, G.C.B., C.I.E., baronetcy, and thanks of parliament) . Promoted general in 1881, he was for five years
See also:commander-in-chief in India, and afterwards member of the council of the secretary of state for India until his
See also:death . He was made G.C.S.I. in 1885, promoted to be field marshal iu 1894, and appointed
See also:governor of
See also:Chelsea Hospital in 1895 . He died at Algiers on the 26th of March 1000 . See G . R .
Elsmie, Sir Donald Stewart (1903) .
JULIUS L STEWART
SIR HERBERT STEWART (1843—1885)
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