Captain Ernest Scott BROUN
Remembrance - The Yorkshire Regiment, First World War
Captain Ernest Scott BROUN

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Captain Ernest Scott BROUN

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Captain Ernest Scott BROUN

Born at Orchard Carluke N.B., 7th December, 1879, son of James Broun, of Orchard Carluke.
2nd Lieut. 4th February, 1899 ; Lieut. 29th December, 1900; Capt. 6th April, 1906 ; A.D.C. to Sir L. Probyn K.C.M.G. Governor of Barbados 19th July, 1911.
Served in the Boer War, 1899-1902, and was present at the operations near Colesberg in January, 1900, and in the march along the Modder River, including the Relief of Kimberley, actions at Paardeberg, Kitchener's Kop, Poplar Grove, Driefontein, and occupation of Bloemfontein. Was with the advance on Dewetsdorp and action at Leuukop. In the march to Pretoria and actions at Brandfort, Vet and Zand Rivers, Kroonstadt and Johannesburg. In the advance eastwards, in actions at Diamond Hill and Belfast (Queen's medal and 6 clasps. King's medal and 2 clasps).
Proceeded to France with 2nd Battn., and was killed near Ypres on the 30th October, 1914 (mentioned in despatches).
"He was a very popular member of society in Barbados, possessing an exceedingly genial disposition and urbanity of manner. His early death is greatly to be deplored, but consolation is to be taken from the fact that he died at the post of honour where a good soldier loves to die " (Bridgetown Paper).

Commemorated on the Panel 33, YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

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