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'Trumpeter' John Brown
born 28th March 1834 died 26th February 1905
Enroled at age 14yrs as a 'boy' bandsman.
Served 'in the ranks' of the 17th Lancers for 14yrs 285 days
(during 4yrs and 360 days he was 'under age'.)
Cornet and Adjutant 17th Lancers 23 Mar 1867
Lieutenant 30 Oct 1869
Captain 12 Feb 1879
Appointed Paymaster 17th Lancers 18 Feb 1879
(Hon) Major, Paymaster 79th Cameron Highlanders 18 Feb 1884
Staff Paymaster 27 Mar 1889
Retired (Hon) Lt.-Colonel 28 Mar 1894.
Crimea British 3 clasps and Turkish
Indian Mutiny 1858-59
Zulu War 1879
Egypt British 1884-85 'Nile' clasp, and Khedive's star
As Trumpeter in the 17th Lancers, he took part in the 'Charge of The Light Brigade' at Balaclava. (25th October, 1854)
He was severely wounded at Tchernaya and at the siege of Sebastopol
buried Mount Jerome Cemetery Dublin Ireland.