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BrowneGeorge HamiltonMajorBSACM Matabeleland 1893 (2) Rhodesia 1896 Mashonaland 1897. 1896: Maj. Umtali Vol. Corps.: 1897: Maj. Umtali Vol. Corps. Major George Hamilton-Browne was a noted soldier of fortune of the Victorian era. Frequently known as 'Maori Browne' after his adventures in the Maori wars, he served in America during the Sioux wars, throughout the Zulu wars, the campaign in Bechuanaland, and the Matabele rebellion. Not being a member of the Queen's regular forces, he was not entitled to any of the official campaign medals for his service with the exception of the British South Africa Company's Medal with two clasps, which was effectively a privately issued medal. He, however, wore a group of four medals (New Zealand, South Africa 1877-9, Bechuanaland, and the BSACM) and is shown wearing them in the frontispiece portrait photograph of one of the three books that he wrote of his adventures, all published at the turn of the 20th century (With the Lost Legion in New Zealand, etc.). This group of four medals was for many years in the collection of the late W. P. Dawson and is still held in a private collection. The medal offered here must therefore be regarded as a curiosity. BSACM Matabeleland 1893 (2) Rhodesia 1896, Mashonaland 1897 (Major G. H-Browne, Sby. Horse). DNW April 2001 £270.
Source: BSACM rolls
Salisbury Horse
BrowneGeorge WSecond LieutenantQSA (4).
Source: QSA medal rolls
20th Hussars
BrowneHSource: QSA and KSA medal rollsColdstream Guards
BrowneHSource: WO100/284Port Elizabeth TG
BrowneH2723Lance SergeantDied of wounds. Modder River, 29 November 1899
3rd Battalion.
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
Grenadier Guards
BrowneH4615PrivateQSA (2). Died, Estcourt, 17 Jun 00.
Source: QSA medal rolls
13th Hussars
BrowneH4131Private1st Battalion
Demise: Killed in action 30-10-1899
Place: Ladysmith. Tchrengula
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
Gloucestershire Regiment
BrowneH 4131Private1st Btn. Killed at Farquhar's Farm. 30 Oct 1899.
Source: Natal Field Force Casualty Roll, page 105 line 22
Gloucestershire Regiment
BrowneH A4162TrooperDied of disease. Bloemfontein, 25 May 1900
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
Kitchener's Horse
BrowneH A4162TrooperDemise: Died of disease 25 May 1900
Place: Bloemfontein
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
Kitchener's Horse
BrowneH E3148PrivateDangerously wounded. Bower's Hoek, 5 September 1901
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
Cape Mounted Rifles
BrowneH E3148PrivateQSA (4)
Source: Provisional list of Wepener recipients
Cape Mounted Rifles
BrowneH Gore1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
King's Royal Rifle Corps
BrowneH HCaptainMID LG: 10 September 1901, page: 5967. Source: Field Marshal Roberts. 4 September 1901. Re: General mentions
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Tasmania, 4th Imperial Bushmen Contingent
BrowneH HLate District Mounted Rifles
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Frontier Light Horse
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