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Biographical entry Stewart, Alexander (1788 - 1863)

MRCS April 7th 1815; FRCS (by election) Aug 26th 1844; MD Glasgow 1820.

23 August 1863
Military surgeon


Was commissioned Hospital Mate for general service on June 28th, 1809, being the first Hospital Mate to be commissioned for general service. He was gazetted Assistant Surgeon to the 11th Foot on Dec 27th, 1810; promoted Surgeon to the Royal African Colonial Corps on May 13th, 1824; Staff Surgeon on Nov 24th, 1825; Deputy Inspector-General of Hospitals on Dec 16th, 1845; and Inspector-General on March 12th, 1852, having previously held the latter rank locally from Dec 22nd, 1848.

He was on active service through the campaign in the Peninsula from 1809-1814, and was present at the Siege of Burgos, the Battles of Salamanca, the Pyrenees, Nivelle, Nive, Orthez, and Toulouse, for which he received the Medal with six Clasps. He died at Lansdown House, Kensington Park, on Aug 23rd, 1863.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Johnston's RAMC Roll, No 2962].

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