Lt Alfred Gore-Steuart, 74th Highlanders, circa 1868-70


A carte de visite sized image on old brown card  showing the young officer seated in undress uniform of the 74th Regt of Foot, which became the 2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry after the 1881 army reforms. He wears tartan trews and holds his basket hilted sword. we know from other portraits from the same source that this is  Alfred William James Gow-Steuart who was commissioned into the regiment 30th October 1867 and is the only Alfred in the regiment at the time. By 1870 the 74th was stationed in Gibraltar attached to the 42nd Black Watch and by 1873 they had moved on to Malta in the same capacity.  sep18/7

See the group photograph sep18/1 for a fuller discussion of the attribution.

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