Lt. Alfred Wm James Gore-Steuart, 74th Highlanders, .circa 1868


A good carte de visite by MAYALL, 224 Regent Street London showing the young officer full length in dress uniform of the 74th Regt of Foot, which became the 2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry after the 1881 army reforms. He wears the tartan plaid, trews, and a shako and his basket hilted sword is behind him but his dirk is clearly visible. . The verso identifies the officer in later pencil as Alfred but is mistaken in the rest of the attribution. 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.  sep18/5

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

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