After distinguishing himself both academically and on the sporting field whilst at school, Stuart enrolled at the Royal Military College Duntroon, graduating in June 1942.
He was immediately posted overseas, and was later awarded The Military Cross for bravery in the New Guinea campaign in World War II.
To add to his many prestigious postings, Stuart had the distinction of being the only officer to command Australian troops in Korea, Malaya and Vietnam. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order in 1971 for his command in Vietnam.
(1922 – 2004)