Edmund Donough John O'Brien


Major Edmund Donough John O'Brien first appears on the lists of officers of the 14th Hussars in 1897. By 1900 he was second in command in South Africa. He commanded the regiment at Hlangwane Hill when it was surrounded by Boers. Major O'Brien ordered a withdrawal which was accomplished but 26 casualties were sustained. He took over command when Colonel Gilbert Hamilton was given command of the 4th Cavalry Brigade on 21 Nov 1900. Lt-Col O'Brien commanded the regiment until 1907. He reached the rank of Brigadier-General. In the 1911 Coronation Honours he was awarded the CB. At the time he was commanding Potchsfstroom District, South Africa. He died in 1945, aged 87.


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