Old Photograph George Washington Browne Glasgow Scotland

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Old photograph of George Washington Browne in Glasgow, Scotland. Sir George Washington Browne, born 21 September 1853, died 15 June 1939, was a Scottish architect. He was born in Glasgow, and trained there and in London, England. He practised mainly in Edinburgh, where he designed a number of large public and commercial buildings, the British Linen Bank being a frequent client, although his work is found throughout Scotland and Britain. George's first wife, Jessie Brownlie, died on 26 February 1900 aged 43. They had three sons but sadly all three were died as a result of the First World War. She is buried in the family plot in the Grange Cemetery. George Brownlie Washington Browne was a 2nd Lieutenant in the Black Watch and died at Loos. He is buried at Vermelles British Cemetery. Hugh Edward Browne, was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, July 1, 1916, aged 21. He served with the 15th Battalion Royal Scots, the first Edinburgh pals battalion. He died in the attack on Contalmaison. His body was never found and his name is listed on the Thiepval Monument as one of the tens of thousand who had no grave. Leslie Aitchison Browne was a private and was severely wounded during the war. He died aged 32 of illness contracted during the war and is buried with his parents in the Grange Cemetery. George remarried to Louisa Emma Adams, born 9 April 1872, died 14 October 1931, who is buried together with the rest of the family.



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