§ MR. FABER (York)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether the remains of the late Field Marshal Sir Donald Stewart were transported in one of Her Majesty's ships from Algiers, where he died, to Gibraltar, for the purpose of being brought to England; and whether the coffin was disembarked at Gibraltar; and, if so, where was it deposited; and whether arrangements have been made for one of Her Majesty's ships to bring the body of the deceased Field Marshal to England.
Yes; the remains of the late Field Marshal Sir Donald Stewart were carried by Her Majesty's ship "Juno" from Algiers to Gibraltar for the purpose of their conveyance to England 1402 by mail steamer. No information has reached the Admiralty with regard to the arrangements carried out by the military authorities in the reception and custody of the coffin. It was not considered advantageous for the public service to specially detach one of the ships of the Squadron to convey the body of the late Field Marshal to England, a question of a public funeral having, so far as I am aware, not been mooted.