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George Browse MC[edit]

George Augustus Browse[edit]

George Browse
Born 1885
Elgin, Morayshire
Died 1977, Age 92
Service/branch 6th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders
Rank Company Sergeant Major
Awards Military Cross.

Company Sergeant Major George Augustus Browse, Military Cross. He died 1977, aged 92.

Military service[edit]

During the First World War George Browse served as the Company Sergeant Major of the 6th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders part of the 51st (Highland) Division, where he won during the Battle of Arras (1917) the Military Cross for "conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. After all his officers had become casualties he consolidated a forward line, and held on against enemy counter-attacks for two days with three platoons. His coolness, powers of leadership, and of keeping up the spirits of his men, who were short of water, rations and ammunition, were most marked."[1]

Before the war George was ever present marshalling the defence of Bishopmill United FC. After the war he had been Elgin City's regular centre-half in a side that should have played in khaki rather than black and white, in which the comradeship of the trenches had been exchanged for that of the playing field.


  1. ^ 14223 - Supplement to the Edinburgh Gazette, July 20, 1917.