Charles Steuart CB


Charles Steuart served with the 14th Light Dragoons in the Punjaub Campaign of 1848-49, including the battles of Chillianwallah when he received a sabre wound, and Goojerat, pursuit of the Sikhs across the Jhelum, and of the Afghans over the Indus and through the Khyber Pass. He commanded a cavalry brigade in the Persian Expedition in 1857. In the Central India Field Force of 1858 he commanded a brigade under Sir Hugh Rose, being present at the siege and capture of Rathgur, action of Barodia, relief of Saugor, capture of Garrakota, forcing the Muddenpore Pass, siege and capture of Jhansi, and the battles of Betwa and Koonch. He was appointed Colonel of the 11th Hussars on 19 Jan 1873 but he died 4 months later so was unable to take up the post.

1825 Cornet, 10 Dec
1829 Lieutenant, 5 Feb
1838 Captain, 9 Nov
1848 Major, 25 April
1850 Lieutenant-Colonel, 7 July
1854 Colonel, 28 Nov
1857 Commanding Officer 14th Light Dragoons, 26 Aug
1858 Made Companion of the Bath, 1 Jan
1861 Retired from the regiment, 18 June 1861
1864 Major-General, 3 Oct
1873 Lieutenant-General, 6 May
1873 Died on 22nd May


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