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№ 1340

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6 July 2004

Hammer Price:
£130

The Duke of Edinburgh’s (Wiltshire Regiment), a fine quality post 1904 officer’s full dress scarlet tunic, buff facings and complete with all buttons collar badges and Lieutenant ‘s rank badges, supplied by Messrs Hamburger Rogers & Co named and dated to ‘GS Browne Esq’ ‘17.4.13’, together with the corresponding crimson silk waist sash and navy blue trousers, wear to the gilt buttons and gold lace areas, a few minor moth nips but retaining good colour and of good general appearance (3) £150-200

Captain Gordon Stewart Browne died of wounds on 27 November 1914, whilst serving with the 1st Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. He is buried at Rochester (St Margaret’s) Cemetery, Kent.

The following is extracted from
The Bond of Sacrifice, Volume I:

‘Captain Browne died on 27 November 1914, at the Allied Forces Base Hospital, Boulogne, from the effects of wounds received in action near Ypres on the 17th November, after being previously wounded on the fourth day of the retirement from Mons. He was the fourth son of Mr Henry J. Browne, of Grosvenor House, Faversham, and was born on 15 May 1890. He was educated at Haileybury College, and Sandhurst, from which he was gazetted to the Wiltshire Regiment in September 1909, becoming Lieutenant in January 1911. He was promoted Captain after his death, to date from October 1914, and was Adjutant of his battalion, having been Assistant Adjutant since April 1913. He was mentioned in Sir John French’s Despatch of 14 January 1915, for gallant and distinguished services in the field...’ Sold with further copied research detail.