William Stewart

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWilliam Allen•Stewart
Used nameWilliam•Stewart
Born22 October 1889 in Launceston, Tasmania (AUS)
Died29 April 1958 in Monegeetta, Victoria (AUS)
AffiliationsL.A.C., London (GBR)
NOC Australasia
Nationality Australia


William Stewart was one of the top Australian sprinters just prior to World War I. He studied medicine at London Hospital in 1908, and tried to make the British team, but was not selected, so represented Australasia at the 1912 Olympics. In August 1914 he resigned from his hospital work and joined the 14th Battalion, London Regiment. In 1917 he returned from war and established a long medical career in Australia. Prior to his death in 1958 he bequeathed his estate to the University of Melbourne to establish scholarships.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.7 (1911); 200 – 22.1 (1912).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1912 Summer Olympics Athletics ANZ AUS William Stewart
100 metres, Men (Olympic) 3 h4 r2/3
200 metres, Men (Olympic) AC h2 r2/3