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George Evans Stewart (1872–1946)

George Evans, 1919

George Evans, 1919

George Evans Stewart (1872-1946) was born on 2 August 1872 at Kiama, New South Wales, the son of William and Catherine Stewart. He joined the United States army from New York City in October 1896, retiring with the rank of colonel in April 1931. He served in the 19th and 339th Regiments and fought in the Philippine-American war, World War I, the Russian Civil War and the North Russia Intervention.

Stewart was awarded the US Medal of Honor on 26 November 1899 while serving as a second lieutenant in the 19th Regiment at Passi, Island of Panay, Philippine Islands. The citation reads:

While crossing a river in face of the enemy, this officer plunged in and at the imminent risk of his own life saved from drowning an enlisted man of his regiment.

Stewart died on 2 March 1946 at Portland, Texas and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, US (2-3408-A).

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