A Nigerian D.S.O. group of three to Captain W.Hamilton-Browne, Royal Fusiliers,
Lot 118
A Nigerian D.S.O. group of three to Captain W.Hamilton-Browne, Royal Fusiliers,
Sold for £7,200 (US$ 11,555) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Nigerian D.S.O. group of three to Captain W.Hamilton-Browne, Royal Fusiliers,
Distinguished Service Order, E.VII.R., in silver-gilt and enamel; East and West Africa 1887-1900, one bar, 1900 (Capt W.Hamilton Browne. Rl.Fus:); Africa General Service 1902-56, one bar, N.Nigeria 1903 (Capt:W.Hamilton-Browne. RL: Fus:). Some tiny chips to centre of the D.S.O., the second with small pin holes at 3 and 9 o'clock, otherwise very light contact marks, very fine. (3)

Footnotes

  • D.S.O. London Gazette 24.1.1905.

    In recognition of services in the Sokoto-Burmi operations Northern Nigeria 1903.

    M.I.D. London Gazette 24.1.1905.

    Walter Hamilton Browne was born on the 25th January 1875, son of Walter J.Browne, Indian Telegraphs. He joined the 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers in 1895 and became Lieutenant, 6th Royal Fusiliers, in July 1899. He served in the West African Frontier Force, and in 1900 took part in the Munshi Expedition, Northern Nigeria (medal and clasp). He was promoted to Captain on the 19th October 1900, and served in the Burmi-Sokoto operations in 1903, in Northern Nigeria, and was severely wounded. He was mentioned in despatches London Gazette 24 January 1905 and received the medal with clasp and was awarded the D.S.O. He retired from the Army with the rank of Captain; became Major, Special Reserve, 20 August 1907, and subsequently retired from the Reserve. Major Browne was transferred to the Provincial Administration, Northern Nigeria, in 1904, and promoted 2nd Class Resident in 1909.
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