Arthur Browne, 8th Marquess of Sligo
Browne was the third son of Henry Browne, 5th Marquess of Sligo, and Catherine Henrietta Dicken, daughter of William Stephens Dicken. He was a colonel in the Royal Munster Fusiliers regiment of the British Army. In 1941 he succeeded to the marquessate on the early death of his nephew.
Lord Sligo's funeral was described by his nephew, the 10th Marquess:
"..on election day ... his coffin, draped in a Union Jack, was carried though the gates into Westport town. The chief undertaker, a respected local builder, had been a general in the Old IRA. No one thought the flag sinister or a joke in poor taste. Indeed it was hardly remarked upon. The Eighth Marquess believed in God, the British Empire and Westport in that order ... and for him there was nothing incongruous about the trio."
- Twlight of the Ascendancy, Mark Bence-Jones, p. 254, London, 1959.
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Ulick de Burgh Browne
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Terence Morris Browne