Author Topic: Army Surgeon Dugald Blair Brown, 1847 - 1896  (Read 3403 times)

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Re: Army Surgeon Dugald Blair Brown, 1847 - 1896
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 26 November 08 11:26 GMT (UK) »
Dugie

I am a descendant (great grand daughter) of Dugald's brother, William a tea planter based in Ceylon, and have recently started researching family history. I grew up in South Africa but now live in the UK. I know Dugald was stationed at Woolwich at some point as I have a photo of him there with his mother, Alexandrina (I think). Also have some photos of him in Edinburgh circa. 1895 which was just before his death in the Punjab in 1896.

I visited the archive in Kew and found the following:
b Renfrew, Scotland 4/3/1847
d Mian Mir, Punjab 27/1/96 as a result of a fall from his horse.
Campaigns: 1879 - 81 South Africa. Mentioned in Despatches 21/8/79 re: Battle of Ulundi;
                    1885 - 86 Burma.
Asst Surgeon 30/3/1872; Surgeon Major 30/3/1884; Surgeon Lt Col 30/3/1892.

Let me know if you want to get copies of photos - I'm happy to send them.

Jules100



Jules,

How interesting! I would very much like copies of your photos. I myself have a photo of William, and one of Dugald, (which I would be happ yo share with you) but none of Alexandrina. I have sent a message to your private box.

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Re: Army Surgeon Dugald Blair Brown, 1847 - 1896
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 11 November 17 04:42 GMT (UK) »
Dugie4:  I was looking through some old papers of my deceased mother's, and came across a letter concerning an old family story, which involved a man named Dugald Blair-Brown, surgeon and military officer, who died in a fall from his horse.  I googled his name, and this site came up.  It is quite an interesting story (and a bit of a surprise)!  I wondered if you might be interested in reading the letter?If so, please reply.

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Re: Army Surgeon Dugald Blair Brown, 1847 - 1896
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 11 November 17 08:15 GMT (UK) »
Lynrod,

I would certainly be interested in the contents of the letter.

If possible.

Regards,

Isandlwana
...Neither praise nor blame add to their epitaph but like it be simple as that which marked Thermopylae.
Tell it in England those that pass us by, here, faithful to their charge, her soldiers lie.


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Re: Army Surgeon Dugald Blair Brown, 1847 - 1896
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 11 November 17 09:56 GMT (UK) »
Lynrod,

Yes, I would be interested to read the contents of this letter.

Kind regards
Dugie4

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Re: Army Surgeon Dugald Blair Brown, 1847 - 1896
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 11 November 17 17:33 GMT (UK) »
Dugie4 and John Young.  Thank you for your reply.  The letter was written to my mother in 1977 by her cousin, Ena Blair Whitehead, and is several pages long, and tells the story of the family connection and her mother's childhood memories of Dugald Blair-Brown and his brother.  Her mother, it seems, had been left a legacy by Dugald B-B.  I am new to this page and am trying to figure out how to send you a private message. As soon as I can figure that out, I will send this to you. 

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Re: Army Surgeon Dugald Blair Brown, 1847 - 1896
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 11 November 17 17:35 GMT (UK) »
John Young, I do remember my mother had a cousin named Nita Young?  My mother's sister, my Aunt Nita, was named for her.  Would this be your family?

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Re: Army Surgeon Dugald Blair Brown, 1847 - 1896
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 11 November 17 18:02 GMT (UK) »
I might be making the wrong connection here, but I think I remember my late aunt, Ena Blair Whitehead of Catsfield, Sussex, mentioning an aunt Nita.

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Re: Army Surgeon Dugald Blair Brown, 1847 - 1896
« Reply #16 on: Saturday 11 November 17 19:12 GMT (UK) »
Dugie4 - pm'd you.

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Re: Army Surgeon Dugald Blair Brown, 1847 - 1896
« Reply #17 on: Friday 27 November 20 20:45 GMT (UK) »
This message is for Jules100:

I am currently writing the first biography of Dugald Blair Brown, focusing on his surgical experiences and military career. The biography, which will be 6000 words, is intended for publication in the Journal of Medical Biography (Royal Society of Medicine). From your 2008 Post, I learned that you had in your possession a photograph of Dr Brown. I have searched everywhere for an image of him, and it would be a shame to publish a paper honoring his achievements without having a picture. I am a professor of English in the City University of New York, and a biographer of 19th century medical scientists and physicians. If you have a questions or need credentials, please contact me: 

I receive no commission of any kind. I look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes