Lt Alfred Gore-Steuart, 74th Highlanders with two brother officers, ;ate 1860s


A carte de visite sized image on old brown card showing the young officer full lebgth in dress uniform of the 74th Regt of Foot, which became the 2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry after the 1881 army reforms. He wears tartan trews with doublet and his sword is fitted with the alternative straight bar hilt. 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. We do not know the identities of the two brother officers flanking him.  sep18/8

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

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