George Evans Stewart – Colonel, United States Army

He was born in New South Wales on August 2, 1872 and earned the Medal of Honor while serving as a Second Lieutenant, 19th United States Infantry at Passi, Island of Panay, Philippines on November 26, 1899 during the Philippine Insurection.

He died on March 2, 1946 and was buried in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery.


Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, 19th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Passi, Island of Panay, Philippine Islands, 26 November 1899. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Birth: New South Wales. Date of issue: 26 June 1900.


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.

  • George Evans Stewart of Wales
  • Private, Battery A, 5th U.S. Artillery, 5 Octobert 1896 to 28 February 1899 and from 2 March to 14 April  1899
  • Second Lieutenant, 19th U. S. Infantry, 5 Apr 1899
  • First Lieutenant, 15th U. S. Infantry, 2 February 1901
  • Awarded the Medal of Honor 15 May 1900 for most distinguished gallantry in action at Passi Island of Panay, Philippine Islands, 26 November 1899 in plunging into the river to the assistance of an enlisted man who had been carried beyond his depth and at the imminent risk of his own life holding the soldier until others came to his assistance.





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