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Amended 30.7.11

1775, Private George BROWN - 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life

Born in the parish of Christ Church, London.

Enlistment

Enlisted at London on the 16th of January 1855.

Age: 18.

Height: 5' 8".

Trade: Harness-maker.

Features: Fair complexion. Hazel eyes. Brown hair.

Service, discharge & pension

Joined the regiment in the Crimea, 1st of August 1855.

Sent to Scutari, 22nd of September, and invalided to England, 27th of September 1855.

"Deserted" from the 16th of October 1856 and rejoined the Regiment on the 30th of December. Tried by a Regtl. Court-martial and imprisoned: 1st of January - 6th of February 1857:

Transferred to the 17th Lancers, 1st of September 1857. Regtl. No. 80.

"Absent", 15th-22nd of September 1857, and imprisoned by Regtl. Court-martial, 24th - 28th of September. Released in order to embark for India.

Embarked for India from Cork aboard the S.S. "Great Britain", 8th of October 1857.

In action against the rebels at Zeerapore on the 29th of December 1858 and at Baroda on the 1st of January 1859.

Imprisoned for two months from the 24th of March 1862 for "Breaking out of Barracks".

Tried and imprisoned, 4th of April - 6th of July 1866, for "Breaking out of Barracks".

Discharged from Aldershot on the 9th of June 1867 as:

"Unfit for further service. Use of left ankle joint much impaired. Caused by his horse falling back on him on the 8th of September 1866. Not aggravated by vice or mis-conduct. Will materially affect his future employment."

Awarded a conditional pension of 6d. per day and this was made permanent from the 20th of July 1869.

Served 11 years 322 days. In Turkey and the Crimea: 8 months. India: 7 years 8 months.

Aged 31 years 6 months on discharge.

Conduct: "bad". Not in possession of any Good Conduct badges.

To live at No. 1 Caledonian Road, Islington, after discharge.

Medals & commemorations

Entitled to the Crimean medal with clasp for Sebastopol and the Turkish medal.

Indian Mutiny medal without clasp.

The Returned Medal book shows his Mutiny medal was returned to the Mint. No trace of issue.

Not recorded by Lummis and Wynn.

Life after service

Death & burial

Further information

The India Office records show an Edward Atherton Browne was born at Secunderbad on the 28th of February 1863, the son of Private George Browne of the 17th Lancers and his wife Leah. He was christened on the 26th of March 1863 by the Revd. Thomas A. Pratt, Chaplain.


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