Guy Brownlow

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Guy Brownlow DSO DL
Born (1883-12-26)26 December 1883
Died 19 January 1960(1960-01-19) (aged 76)
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank Colonel
Commands held Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own)
Battles/wars First World War
Awards Distinguished Service Order

Colonel Guy James Brownlow DSO (26 December 1883 – 19 January 1960) was a British Army officer.[1]

Brownlow was born in County Monaghan, Ireland, the eldest son of William Brownlow JP and Janet Orme. He was educated at Harrow School and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst.

He was commissioned into the Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own) in 1903.[2] Brownlow became a captain in 1913.[3] He fought in the First World War and was mentioned in dispatches three times. In 1915, he was decorated as a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order. Following the war, Brownlow left the army with the rank of colonel. He was High Sheriff of County Down in 1945 and held the office of Deputy Lieutenant in County Down in 1946.[1]

Brownlow married Elinor Scott, the daughter of Colonel George Scott, on 19 August 1920. They had three children:

  1. Colonel William Stephen Brownlow (b.1921)
  2. James Christy Brownlow (b.1922)
  3. Anne Brownlow (b.1928), married Gerald Spring Rice, 6th Baron Monteagle of Brandon

In the 1930s Brownlow lived at Hays, in the village of Sedgehill, Salisbury, Wiltshire.[4]

Brownlow later lived at Portaferry, County Down until his death in 1960.[1]