George Buckston Browne

George Buckston Browne was born on the 22nd Jan 1876 in Middlesex, Greater London; he was the only son of Sir George Buckston Browne and Helen Elizabeth Browne. Sir George Buckston Browne was a surgeon. According to the 1881 census, he was educated at Charterhouse school in Godalming, Surrey (there is a memorial on the Charterhouse school’s website which is dedicated to George and the other pupils at the school who fought in WW1).

In 1895, he studied medicine at Guy’s Hospital, but he gave it up and went abroad, George features in the Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900.

At the outbreak of the Boer War, George enlisted in the contingent of the Ceylon Mounted Rifles in the South African War as a 2nd Lieut., Lancs. Fusiliers. When the Boer war ended, he practised mining engineering in Derbyshire.

On the 14th July 1902 he married Isabel Mary Dartnell, the daughter of Sir John George and Clara Alice Dartnell. They got married in Pietermaritzburg, Natal South Africa.

By 1911, George and his wife had moved to 3 Hill Crest, Thorne Road, Doncaster. They had one child, a son called George Buckston Browne. According to thw1911 census, George was working as a colliery manager.

He served in WW1 in the Royal Field Artillery as a lieutenant Colonel, and was severely wounded in Ypres 1917. George received a D.S.O medal.

George caught pneumonia while on active service while fighting in France. He died in Doncaster age 42 on the 1st June 1919. He is buried at Christ Church cemetery in Doncaster.

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