Lieutenant-General Sam Browne and staff, 1878 (c)

John Burke

Lieutenant-General Sam Browne and staff, 1878 (c)
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Lieutenant-General Sam Browne and staff, 1878 (c).

Photograph by John Burke, 2nd Afghan War, 1878 (c).

Lieutenant-General Sam Browne VC (1824-1901), seated in the middle of the semi-circle of officers, with crossed legs and a full beard, commanded the 1st Division of the Peshawar Field Force during the 2nd Afghan War (1878-1880). He captured the Ali Musjid fortress and forced the Khyber Pass. For these services he was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in 1879 and received the thanks of Parliament. Among the officers accompanying Browne are General Sir Herbert Macpherson VC (1827-1886), commander of the 1st Infantry Brigade, General John Tytler (1825-1880), commander of the 2nd Brigade, and General Sir Hugh Gough (1833-1909), commander of the Cavalry Brigade of the Kurram Valley Field Force.

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NAM. 1955-04-41-1

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