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VC379   Edward Stevenson Browne

BORN   23 December 1852

DIED   16 July 1907  AGE   54

VC Won  29 March 1879   AGE   26

Place VC Won   Inhlobana, Zululand, South Africa

War/Campaign  The Zulu War

Name   Edward Stevenson Browne   No.    

VC Issue No.   379   Awards   VC   CB

Regiment   24th Regiment 1st Battalion

Later   South Wales Borderers

Now   2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Wales (disbanded July 2012)

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Brigadier-General

Place Of Birth   Park Terrace, St Andrew the Great, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England

Place Of Death   La Rouvenaz, Commune du Chatelard, Montreux, Vaud, Switzerland

Buried/Location Ashes   CimetiΦre de Clarens, Chemin de Muraz, Montreux, Switzerland


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Unmarked Grave   Plot/Grave no.   Grave 4771 (no longer recorded at cemetery, confirmed at Police Station)

Gazetted   17 June 1879

VC Presented   22 August 1879, Lord Wolseley, Pine Tree camp, Natal, South Africa


P  Plaque in Havard Chapel, Brecon Cathedral, Powys, Wales

P  Victoria Cross honours board, the Royal Welsh Museum, The Barracks, Brecon, Powys

P  Plaque in Garrison Church, Portsmouth, Hampshire

By The Way…

In 1991 the grave was reused and the gravestone was disposed of

VC Held By

South Wales Borderers and Monmouthshire Regiment Museum of the Royal Regiment of Wales, The Barracks, Brecon, Powys, Wales



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