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William Brown (British Army officer) was born on 13 December, 1922 in Melrose, Scotland, United Kingdom, is an officer. Discover William Brown (British Army officer)’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 62 years old?

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Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Born 13 December 1922
Birthday 13 December
Birthplace Melrose, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Nationality United Kingdom

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In 1998, Brown’s diary from his time in Gilgit was published as a book titled The Gilgit Rebellion.


The Government of Pakistan posthumously awarded the Sitara-i-Imtiaz to Brown in 1993.


After returning from Gilgit in January 1948, Brown transferred to the Frontier Constabulary, where he served for the next two years. In July 1948, he was awarded the Order of the British Empire by the British government. Brown remained in Pakistan until 1959, when he returned to the United Kingdom with his family. In 1960, he established a livery yard and riding school at St. Boswells in Scotland. Brown died of a heart attack on 5 December 1984, eight days before his 62nd birthday.


Brown was well aware of the anti-Maharaja sentiments among the populace of the Gilgit Agency. On 31 October, the Gilgit Scouts, under the command of Brown, surrounded the Gilgit Residency and took Col. Ghansar Singh & Wazir-i-wazarat Sehdev Singh Chib along with their families and staff into protective custody. Brown then requested for troops to be sent to the Gilgit Agency from Pakistan and established a de facto military administration on 1 November. On assuming direct control of the region, Brown thwarted plans by a large section of his contingent to set up an independent republic called Gilgit−Astor. On 2 November, he hoisted the Pakistani flag over the capital residency and announced the accession of the Gilgit Agency to Pakistan. He was then instructed by Sir George Cunningham, the then-Governor of the North West Frontier Province to restore order in the region. On 16 November, the Pakistani government sent Muhammad Alam to take control of the region as a political agent and on 18 November, Gilgit and its neighbouring states signed a combined instrument of accession to Pakistan. Brown remained in command of the Gilgit Scouts until 12 January 1948, when he was replaced by Aslam Khan.


On 3 June 1947, control of the Gilgit Agency was transferred to the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir. The state’s Maharaja, Hari Singh, appointed Brigadier Ghansar Singh to govern the area on his behalf. The Partition of India took place in August of that year, which divided the former British colony into a Hindu-majority India and a Muslim-majority Pakistan. On 22 October 1947, amidst Pakistani fears of the Maharaja potentially acceding his Muslim-majority princely state to India, state-backed Pashtun tribal militias from Pakistan invaded Jammu and Kashmir and attacked the Maharaja’s state forces. As Pakistani militias closed in on the capital of Srinagar by 26 October, Hari Singh had fled from the princely state and signed an instrument of accession for Jammu and Kashmir with India. The decision by the Maharaja—a Hindu Dogra ruler governing a princely state with a Muslim-majority populace—to accede to a Hindu-majority India following the creation of Pakistan was seen as controversial. Dogra rule was unpopular and disliked in every part of the princely state outside of the Jammu region; Prem Nath Bazaz, a Kashmiri scholar, describes Dogra rule in his book as:


Following his arrival in India, Brown attended the Officer Cadet Training Unit in Bangalore, and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant into the 10th/12th Frontier Force Regiment. He soon transferred to the Frontier Corps of Scouts and Militias, where he served with the South Waziristan Scouts in the North-West Frontier Province and became a proficient speaker of the Pashto language. In 1943, Brown was posted to the Gilgit Agency, where he would spend the next three years and also learn the Shina and Burushaski languages. In 1946, he served briefly with the Tochi Scouts in North Waziristan, and in 1947, he was posted to Chitral as the Acting Commandant of the Scouts.


William Alexander Brown MBE (13 December 1922 – 5 December 1984) was a British military officer based in British-ruled India. He is best known for his actions during the Partition of India, when he assisted the locals of the Gilgit Agency and led a coup d’état against Hari Singh, the Maharaja of the erstwhile princely state of Jammu and Kashmir. The successful coup ultimately resulted in the Gilgit Agency (in today’s Gilgit−Baltistan) becoming a part of Pakistani-administered Kashmir following the First Indo−Pakistani War.


Brown was born in Melrose, Scotland. His father William Brown had served with the Gordon Highlanders regiment of the British Army during World War I, and was a recipient of the Military Cross. His paternal grandfather Alexander Laing Brown had been a Liberal Unionist member of parliament for the Hawick Burghs between 1886 and 1892. Brown attended St. Mary’s School in Melrose and George Watson’s College in Edinburgh. Upon finishing his schooling in 1941, he enlisted in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders regiment, and sailed for India in December of that year.