|Edward Stevenson Brown|
File:Battle of Hlobane.jpg|
Depiction of the battle of Hlobane
|Born||December 23, 1852|
|Died||July 16, 1907(aged 54)|
|Place of birth||Cambridge, Cambridgeshire|
|Place of death||Montreaux, Switzerland|
|Buried at||Clarens Cemetery, Montreaux|
24th Regiment of Foot|
South Wales Borderers
|Battles/wars||Anglo-Zulu War - Battle of Hlobane|
Order of the Bath
Brigadier General Edward Stevenson Browne VC CB (23 December 1852 – 16 July 1907) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
Details[edit | edit source]
He was 26 years old, and a Lieutenant in the 1st Battalion, 24th Regiment of Foot (later The South Wales Borderers), British Army during the Zulu War when the following deed took place on 29 March 1879 at the battle of Hlobane, South Africa for which he was awarded the VC:
For his gallant conduct, on the 29th March, 1879, when the Mounted Infantry were being driven in by the enemy at Inhlobana, in galloping back and twice assisting on his horse (under heavy fire and within a few yards of the enemy) one of the mounted men, who must otherwise have fallen into the enemy's hands.
The medal[edit | edit source]
His Victoria Cross is displayed at the South Wales Borderers Museum, Brecon, Powys, Wales.
References[edit | edit source]
- "No. 24734". 17 June 1879. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/24734/page/
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