William Greenwood Stewart

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William Greenwood Stewart, R.N. (13 January, 1860 – 30 April, 1887) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Stewart was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 29 June, 1883.

Stewart was appointed to the composite screw sloop Gannet on 3 September 1885, serving under Commander Barton Rose Bradford. He would die of mortal wounds received when Gannet's boat was attacked by men of an armed slaver at Mersa Halaib, Sudan on 30 April, 1887.

On 10 April 1929, the sweeping sloop H.M.S. Dahlia would report, "I visited grave of 'Lieut J.[sic] G. Stewart RN of HMS 'Gannet' who died of wounds received at Mersa Halaib in 1887. It is on the S.W. corner of Mersa Halaib Island; having been repaired by Sudan Officers 8 years ago it is in excellent preservation. There are no Europeans [on the island]."

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Frederick S. Inglefield
Captain of H.M. T.B. 4
28 Apr, 1885[1] – 31 Jul, 1885
Succeeded by
Herbert W. Savory


  1. The Navy List. (June, 1885). p. 214.