Charles Stewart

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameCharles Edward•Stewart
Used nameCharles•Stewart
Born6 September 1881 in Lacock, England (GBR)
Died1965 in Weymouth, England (GBR)
AffiliationsDorchester Rifle & Pistol Club, Dorchester (GBR)
NOC Great Britain
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 3
Total 3


When Charles Stewart won one individual and two team bronze medals at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics, he became only the second Briton to win three shooting medals at one Games after Ted Ranken, who won three silvers at London four years earlier.

At the 1912 Bisley Meeting, Stewart won the All-Comers Aggregate after a shoot-off against Charles Bayly of Dartford. At the same meeting, Stewart also carried off the runners-up prize in the Stock Exchange Aggregate.

Stewart was the son of a Royal navy paymaster and was just 11-years-of-age when his father died. The family lived on the Channel Island of Jersey, where Stewart attended Victoria College from 1891-95. He then went to the English mainland and studied at Stamford Grammar School before attending a technical school in Sunderland, where he started to learn his trade as an electrical and mechanical engineer. Stewart’s mother re-married Joseph de Mattos, who owned The Eddison Steam Rolling Company in Dorchester, where Stewart served his apprenticeship, before going on to become a senior member of the company.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Shooting GBR Charles Stewart
Free Pistol, 50 metres, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Free Pistol, 50 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 3 Bronze
Dueling Pistol, 30 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 3 Bronze