See also:British soldier, eldest son of the Rev .
See also:Stewart, was
See also:born on the 3oth of
See also:June 1843 at Sparsholt, Hampshire . He was educated at Winchester and entered the army in 1863 . After serving in India with his regiment (37th
See also:Foot) he returned to England in 1873, having exchanged into the 3rd
See also:Guards . In 1877 he entered the
See also:college and also the Inner
See also:Temple . In 1878 he was sent out to South Africa, served in the Zulu War and against Sikukuni . As chief staff officer under
See also:Sir G .
See also:Pomeroy Colley he was
See also:present at Majuba (Feb . 27, 1881), where he was made prisoner by a
See also:Boer patrol and detained until the end of
See also:March . In
See also:August 1882 he was placed on the staff of the
See also:cavalry division in
See also:Egypt . After Tel-el-Kebir (
See also:Sept . 13, 1882) he headed a brilliant advance upon Cairo, and took possession of the
See also:town and citadel .
He was three times mentioned in despatches, and made abrevet-colonel, C.B., and aide-de-
See also:camp to the
See also:queen . In
See also:January 1884 he was sent to
See also:Suakin in command of the cavalry under Sir Gerald
See also:Graham, and took
See also:part as brigadier in the actions from El Teb to the advance on Tamaneb . His services were recognized by the
See also:honour of K.C.B., and he was assistant adjutant and Q.M.G. in the south-eastern
See also:district in England from
See also:April to
See also:September 1884 . He then joined the expedition for the
See also:relief of
See also:Khartum, and in
See also:December, when
See also:news from
See also:Gordon decided
See also:Lord Wolseley to send a
See also:column across the
See also:desert of Metemma, Stewart was entrusted with the command . On the 16th of January 1885, he found the enemy in force near the
See also:wells of
See also:Abu Klea, and brilliantly repulsed their fierce
See also:charge on the following
See also:morning . Leaving the wounded under guard, the column moved forward on the 18th through bushy
See also:country towards Metemma, 23 M. off . Meanwhile the enemy continued their attacks, and on the morning of the 19th Stewart was wounded and obliged to
See also:hand over the command to Sir
See also:Wilson . He lingered for nearly a
See also:month, living long enough to hear of his promotion to the
See also:rank of major-general " for distinguished service in the
See also:field." He died on the way back from Khartum to Korti on the 16th of
See also:February, and was buried near the wells of Jakdul .
SIR DONALD MARTIN STEWART (1824–19o0)
SIR WILLIAM STEWART (c. 1540—c. 1605)
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