Major, Indian Army
Born: February 3rd, 1894
Died: November 3rd 1915
Age at Death: 40
Son of Col. Anthony Stewart, Bengal Staff Corps. Brother to Robert J T Stewart (BC Day Boy 1885-1889).
A donation to the memorial statue has been made in honour of this soldier by The Dart Family.
Major Walter Fitz-Alan Stewart (Hampden 1890–1891)
Walter Stewart was born in Umballa, West Bengal, India on 18 August 1872 . He was the youngest son of Colonel Anthony Stewart, a Colonel in the Indian Army who was one of the Stewarts of Ardvorlich, Scotland, and his wife Charlotte (née Barlow). By 1881 the family, although not Stewart’s father, were resident in Preston, Sussex, which may explain why Stewart was subsequently a pupil at the College. On leaving school Stewart received a commission in the Indian army on 3 September 1892 and it is probable that from then until the outbreak of warhe was based in India.
It appears that on the outbreak of war Stewart may have accompanied the Indian Expeditionary Corps to Europe, where he received wounds on the Western Front before being invalided back to Britain. He died while staying with a friend in Long Ashton, Somerset, on 3 November 1915.
Source: LEST WE FORGET PROJECT, Brighton College 2014/15