Col.Sgt Instructor J. Stewart ex. Seaforth Highlanders


Col.Sgt Instructor J. Stewart ex. Seaforth Highlanders

Sudan/QSA (South Africa 1902-1901-Transvaal-OFS-Cape Colony/Ed VII IGS.(N.W.Frontier)/War Medal/GV,LSM/Khadeve Medal (Khartoum,The Atbara). (6)
Some contact marks most medals but Very Fine and sought after Group.
His very distinguished career deserves far more research than we currently have, as he fought in the Sudan war and was entitled to the Khedive medal for Khartoum and Atbara where conditions were very bad to say the least.

Atbara Atbara
He subsequently served through the c1901/02 campaigns in South Africa covering a vast range of territory and difficult battle situations facing the Boer troops.

SA (Boer War)
In India in the early 1900’s conditions were also extremely bad where illness was rife and the locals not exactly restive.
His early war career needs further research, but of particular interest is his final period of military involvement as a Colour Sergeant Instructor for a Highland Volunteer Unit, where the magnificence of his uniform matched his amazing fighting career with the Highland Units.
Sudan – Cprl.SH.
QSA – Cprl .SH
War – Staff.Sgt. I.U.L
LS&GC- Col.Sgt Inst. 2nd Btn. BNR(?) Volunteer Rifles (needs investigation as these Vol. Units are very rare/ particularly to W/O’s.

(Anyone with further info or help on this – thanks !)

Paperwork . Copy Entitlement Sudan medals for each campaign.
Stewart served with the 1st Attaba & Khartoum, 2nd Btn in South Africa,1sr Seaforth in India,
Seaforth Highlanders. Seaforth Highlanders (Duke of Albany’s Ross-shire Buffs)
The regiment was created through the amalgamation of the 72nd Highlanders (Duke of Albany’s Own) and the 78th Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs), as part of the Childers Reforms of the British Army in 1881. The regimental museum is located at Fort George near Inverness. Fort George served as Depot for The Seaforth Highlanders for most of the regiment’s life. The regiment served in Britain’s later colonial wars, in Egypt (1882), the Sudan (1885), India (1895) and the Boer War (1899-1902).
In 1898 1st Battalion was sent to the Sudan. A year later 2nd Battalion was sent to southern Africa to serve in the Boer War (1899-1902), fighting throughout the conflict. 1st Battalion moved to India in 1903 and stayed there until the outbreak of the First World War (1914-18), receiving new Colours from King George V during the 1911 Delhi Durbar.

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