Brigadier General Charles Edward Stewart, C.M.G

To hear Charles’s story read by Major General Michael R Webster CBE DSA; please press play on the audio file.

 

You can read his story in full and the stories of 71 of his comrades,

in a new 300 page book

SCONE REMEMBERS

OUR MEN FROM THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

For details and how to get your copy, email scone.remembers@gmail.com or use the comments box

 

 

Brigadier General Charles Edward Stewart C.M.G. Commander, 154 Infantry Brigade

Charles Edward Stewart was born in London on 27th September 1868 to Charles Stewart, a barrister, and Eliza Jane. He was educated at Charterhouse and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst.  He was the Commander of the Black Watch  Highland Company Mounted Infantry in Matabeleland 1896/1897.   When WW1 broke out he was mobilised to France and appointed Commanding Officer of 1st Bn Black Watch. He was wounded, shot in the head, at Gheluveldt on 11th November 1914 and was “Mentioned in a Dispatches”.  Brigadier General Charles Edward Stewart was Commander, 154 Infantry Brigade, when he was killed by a stray shell at Houplines.  He was 47 years old.  He is buried in the City Boujean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France.

 

 



2 Comments

  • This site is an excellent piece of w o rk/research. Obviously Brig Stewart was a career soldier. I was wondering what his connection with Scone was. Presumably his father hailed from these parts?

    All best wishes

    Gavin Douglas

    • Peter Olsen

      May 22, 2018 - Reply

      Dear Gavin
      Thank you for your kind words regarding the research for us it was an honour for our team to do. Brig Stewart’s only connection with Scone seems to be that he resided at the Black Watch Building here in Scone, during his posting to the area. This building was sold and is now the Wheel Inn a local restaurant. All Documentation /evidence of his personal and military life is in the book at the end of his story.

      Scone Remembers Team

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