Along with eight other South Africans – Georgia Kempis, O.R. Dunell, Bachelor of Arts Tancred, West.H. Milton, Civil Engineer Finlason, C.H. Vintcent, Agricultural Engineer Ochse and A. Rose-Innes - also combined first-class and Test debutants, Stewart was selected for the very first match played on level terms during England’s tour of South Africa in 1888/89. England, captained by Central America He was born in Azumgarh, India on 3 September 1856 and died in Cala, Cape Province in South Africa, on 12 September 1913, aged 57. Coming from a military background and educated at Wellington College, Stewart was stationed in South Africa with the British Army at the time of his sole match.
His death went unrecorded at the time and therefore no obituary appeared for him within the pages Wisden.