From the age of 25 Sir George Brown spent 25 years in London as a staff officer in Horse Guards. But he already had an excellent service record having been in the retreat to Corunna and all the battles of 1810 and 1811. He was badly wounded at Talavera and Bladensburg. His conduct in the Peninsula War had elevated him to the rank of major in his early 20s. After his long spell at Horse Guards he found himself once more on a protracted campaign abroad, this time fighting the Russians in the Crimea. He was 64 years old but he led the troops in action, having a horse shot under him at the Alma, and being wounded at Inkerman. He also carried out administrative duties in camp. He was a strict disciplinarian but loved by his men.
1790 Born 3rd July in Elgin, Scotland
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