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VC277   Sir Samuel James Browne

BORN   3 October 1824

DIED   14 March 1901  AGE   76

VC Won  31 August 1858   AGE   33

Place VC Won   Seerporah

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   Sir Samuel James Browne   No.    

VC Issue No.   277   Awards   VC   GCB   KCSI

Regiment   46th Bengal Native Infantry


Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won   Captain

Rank End Of Career   General

Place Of Birth   India

Place Of Death   Ryde, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Town Cemetery, West Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England

Cremated   Woking Crematorium, Hermitage Road, St John's, Woking, Surrey, England

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   1 March 1861

VC Presented   December 1862, Major-General Sir S Cotton, Peshawar, India


P  Headstone, Town Cemetery, West Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight

P  Memorial in Crypt at St Paul's Cathedral, London

Plaque in Lahore Cathedral, India

By The Way…

He lost his arm in a sword fight, as a result he came up with a way of drawing the pistol from the holster, the Sam Browne belt

VC Held By

National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London, England



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