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Brotherton, Sir Thomas Williamlocked

  • John Sweetman


Brotherton, Sir Thomas William (1785–1868), army officer, the son of William Brotherton, was commissioned ensign without purchase in the Coldstream Guards on 24 January 1800. The following year he took part in the expedition to Egypt. Carrying the regimental colour under fire, he replied to the question, 'How do you feel, sir?' with 'Pretty well, but this is not very pleasant', and observed later: 'I would have died, of course, rather than let it [the colour] go' (...

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