Charles Henry Brownlow
|Sir Charles Brownlow|
|Born||12 December 1831|
|Died||5 April 1916 (aged 84)|
|Years of service||1847 - 1890|
Second Opium War
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath|
In 1857, in response to the Indian Mutiny he was asked to raise an infantry regiment and formed the 8th Punjab Infantry. In 1858, like other officers at the time, he obtained a commission in the British Indian Army. He also fought in the Second Opium War and was present at the Battle of the Taku Forts and the subsequent occupation of Peking in 1860.
He was made Commander of a brigade at Rawalpindi in 1871 and commanded a column in the Lushai Expedition. He returned to England to become Assistant Military Secretary for India in 1877. He retired in 1890.
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