India General Service Medal 1854, clasp Samana 1891 to Colonel C.B. Brownlow, 1st Punjab Native Infantry and Bengal Staff Corps.

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India General Service Medal 1854, clasp Samana 1891 to Colonel C.B. Brownlow, 1st Punjab Native Infantry and Bengal Staff Corps. 

Born 24th December 1854 and attended Clifton College, Bristol leaving in 1871 and passed the Civil Service entrance exam in 1872. Studied at St. Johns College Cambridge and then RMA Sandhurst. Appointed Sub. Lieutenant in the 17th Foot (Leicesters) until 1876, then offered post as Wing Officer with the 31st Punjab Native Infantry, promoted Lieutenant 1877, then Wing Officer 2nd Punjab Native Infantry, then as a Warrant Officer in the 1st Punjab Native Infantry, briefly attached to the 60th Foot (Rifles). 1886 Promoted to Captain with the Bengal Staff Corps. He took part in the Samana Expedition in 1891 which was mounted to put down a ‘Jihad’ proclaimed by the fanatical priest Syed Mir Basha. Promoted Major 1895, Lieutenant Colonel 1901, Colonel 1904 and served as Commandant of the 54th Sikh Infantry.