John Brown (British Army officer)

Lieutenant-General John Brown (died 1762) was a British Army officer.

He entered the Army as a cornet of Horse on 5 August 1704, and served several campaigns on the Continent in the army commanded by the Duke of Marlborough. In 1735 he was lieutenant-colonel of the 4th Regiment of Dragoons, from whence he was removed to the lieutenant-colonelcy of the King's Horse (later 1st Dragoon Guards), and on 10 May 1742 he was appointed colonel of the 9th Dragoons. On the appointment of Lieutenant-General Lord Tyrawley to the Horse Grenadier Guards, the colonelcy of the 5th Horse was conferred on Colonel Brown, 1 April 1743. He was promoted to the rank of major-general on 26 March 1754, and to that of lieutenant-general on 15 January 1758.


This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Richard Cannon, Historical Record of the Fourth, or Royal Irish Regiment of Dragoon Guards (1839) page 89.

    Military offices
    Preceded by
    Sir John Cope
    Colonel of the 9th Regiment of Dragoons
    Succeeded by
    Henry de Grangues
    Preceded by
    The Lord Tyrawley
    Colonel of the 5th Regiment of Horse
    Succeeded by
    James Johnston

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