George Halliday Brown

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Lieutenant George Halliday Brown, (9 October, 1874 – 17 July, 1911) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Brown spoke French and was criticised in 1894 as "careless, no zeal, inattentive".

Brown was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 April, 1897.

An appointment in command of Charger dated 22 April, 1902[1] was altered to command of Leven, though this was indeed followed by an appointment in command of Charger on 19 August, 1903.

In May 1908, Captain Walter Cowan noted that Brown's health had failed after two severe bouts of influenza.

Brown was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 18 April, 1911.

Brown died "suddenly" at Valparaiso, the news conveyed to the Admiralty by telegram from the Consul General.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
William G. E. Ruck-Keene
Captain of H.M.S. Leven
22 Apr, 1902 – 19 Aug, 1903
Succeeded by
Michael H. Wilding
Preceded by
John W. McCowen
Captain of H.M.S. Charger
19 Aug, 1903 – 15 Oct, 1903
Succeeded by
Michael H. Wilding
Preceded by
Edward O. Gladstone
Captain of H.M.S. Desperate
20 Oct, 1903[2] – 7 Nov, 1905
Succeeded by
Claude A. Rombulow-Pearse
Preceded by
Lionel G. Preston
Captain of H.M.S. Express
Dec, 1905[3] – 26 Mar, 1908
Succeeded by
Geoffrey Corlett


  1. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 243.
  2. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 300.
  3. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 313-15.