Charles Gage Stuart

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Charles Gage Stuart
Born 2 February 1887
Died 1970
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Rank Rear Admiral
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Distinguished Service Order
Distinguished Service Cross

Rear-Admiral Charles Gage Stuart DSO DSC (2 February 1887 – 1970) was the Royal Navy officer who, at the end of World War II, became Head of the Military Government of Guernsey.

Naval career[edit]

Stuart joined the Royal Navy in 1906.[1] 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[2] and going on to earn the DSO for service in the Baltic Sea in 1919.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5]


In 1916 he married Elizabeth Ellen Buckland; they had two sons and two daughters.[6]


Government offices
Preceded by
German Occupation
Head of the British Military Government in Guernsey
May 1945–August 1945
Succeeded by
Sir Philip Neame