Browne, The Hon. Henry George Angus


The Hon. Henry George Angus Browne (I, 1925-1929) was the younger son of the 5th Baron Kilmaine and came to Winchester from Horris Hill four years after his brother John Francis Archibald Browne (I 1916-1921) became Senior Prefect.   Henry was a fine shot and twice helped to win Mackenzie Cup and House Cup, although cricket prevented him from success at Bisley.   Standing 6 feet 6 inches, and with good looks, he was a striking figure.

He went to Sandhurst early in 1930 and in October 1931 joined the Rifle Brigade at Devonport, going with them to Malta two years later and enjoying the polo and the social life there.   In 1937 he was posted to Transjordania (in 1952 renamed the Kingdom of Jordon), promoted to Captain, becoming Adjutant of the Frontier Force and was mentioned in Despatches.  He was acting Major at the Staff School at Haifa at Christmas  1941 and afterwards was G.S.O. 2 in Transjordania but pressed to go back to his Regiment in Egypt.  He was posted as Second in Command in June 1942 to 1st Battalion, which had been reformed following its destruction at Calais in May 1940.   Posted to the Western Desert he saw action in the retreat from Gazala to the El Alamein line but was killed by enemy air action on 8th September.  He lies in grave XXVII.H.25, El Alamein War Cemetery

 

War: World War 2

  • Surname: Browne
  • Forenames or initials: Hon. Henry George Angus
  • House: I
  • Years in School: 1925-1929
  • Rank: Major
  • Regiment: Rifle Brigade
  • Date of Birth: 9th October 1911
  • Date of Death: 8th September 1942
  • How Died: Killed in Action
  • Location in War Cloister: Inner E2
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: El Alamein War Cemetery: Grave XXVII.H.25