Charles Gage Stuart
|Charles Gage Stuart|
|Born||2 February 1887|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||Distinguished Service Order
Distinguished Service Cross
Stuart joined the Royal Navy in 1906. He served in World War I earning the DSC for his role in the sinking of the German Cruiser Dresden at the Battle of Más a Tierra in March 1915 and going on to earn the DSO for service in the Baltic Sea in 1919. He became Captain of the Dockyard at Malta in 1932, Captain of the Dockyard at Chatham in 1935 and Captain-in-Charge at Simon's Town in 1937. He came to prominence at the end of World War II when he took control of the Island of Guernsey from the Germans in May 1945 and led a military government there until he was relieved by Lieutenant General Sir Philip Neame, the first post-war Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey in August 1945.
In 1916 he married Elizabeth Ellen Buckland; they had two sons and two daughters.
|Head of the British Military Government in Guernsey
May 1945–August 1945
Sir Philip Neame