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Edward Stevenson Brown
File:Battle of Hlobane.jpg
Depiction of the battle of Hlobane
Born (1852-12-23)December 23, 1852
Died July 16, 1907(1907-07-16) (aged 54)
Place of birth Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Place of death Montreaux, Switzerland
Buried at Clarens Cemetery, Montreaux
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank Brigadier-General
Unit 24th Regiment of Foot
South Wales Borderers
Battles/wars Anglo-Zulu War - Battle of Hlobane
Awards Victoria Cross
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.

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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.[1]


The medal[edit | edit source]

His Victoria Cross is displayed at the South Wales Borderers Museum, Brecon, Powys, Wales.

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