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WWI D.S.O. GROUP OF 7 MEDALS TO LT. COL. P.D. STEWART, 3/D. GDS.

** NEW ** The exceptional WWI cavalry D.S.O. group to a Boer War Mounted Infantry veteran severely wounded at Spion Kop. Consisting: Distinguished Service Order George V; Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith and Transvaal clasps to Lieut. P.D. Stewart, Gordon Highrs; King's South Africa Medal with South Africa 1901 & 1902 clasps to Lieut. P.D. Stewart, Gordon Highrs.; 1914 Star & Bar to Capt. P.D. Stewart, 3/ D. Gds.; WWI War Medal to Lt. Col. P.D. Stewart; WWI Victory Medal with M.I.D. Oak Leaf to Lt. Col. P.D. Stewart; Delhi Durbar Medal 1911.
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Patrick Douglas Stewart was born on 11 Sep 1876 in Edinburgh and educated at Eton College. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieut. into the South Lancs. Regt. in May 1899 and then transferred to the Gordon Highlanders in Nov 1899. Stewart was attached to the 2nd Bn.'s Volunteer Ambulance Corps known as the "Bodysnatchers", who were soldiers dressed as civilians organised into stretcher bearer companies. Stewart was employed at the Relief of Ladysmith and Colenso where the Boers took exception to Finlay's tartan, considering it a fighting uniform and not entitled to the Red Cross badge. On 20 Jan 1900 Stewart was severely wounded to the head at Spion Kop: "In the Spion Kop the Bearer Companies had extremely hard work and suffered appreciable loss, among their casualties was P.D. Stewart, severely wounded in the head." After recovery, he was promoted to Lieutenant and took command of  the 19th Mounted Infantry and Mentioned in Despatches for distinguished services, Gazetted 8 Feb 1901. Promoted to Captain on 1 Jan 1906, Stewart was appointed Adjutant in 1908, serving in India. Transferring to the 3rd Dragoon Guards on 2 Oct 1912 and entering France on 28 Oct 1914, Stewart's regiment formed part of the 6th Cavalry Brigade's 1914 actions. Stewart was again Mentioned in Despatches for gallant and distinguished services during Nov 1914, Gazetted 17 Feb 1915, and subsequently promoted to Acting Lieutenant-Colonel. Whilst serving as Battalion Commander in 1917, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order, Gazetted 27 Oct 1917: "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his Battalion with great skill in an attack, capturing all the objectives and holding them against several counter attacks. By his example and training, he inspired all ranks in his battalion with a very fine fighting spirit." Stewart was Mentioned in Despatches for a third time on 11 Dec 1917 for services during the period 16 Feb to midnight 20th/21st Sep 1917.

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