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Major-General Sir Owen Tudor Burne GCIE, KSI, 1900

Oil on canvas by Elizabeth Anne Leslie-Melville (1829-1919), 1900 (c).

Owen Tudor Burne (1837-1909) was commissioned into the 20th (The East Devonshire) Regiment of Foot in 1855 at the age of 18. He served in the Crimean War (1854-1856), and took part in 15 actions during the suppression of the Indian Mutiny (1857-1859), including the siege and capture of Lucknow.

In 1861 he became Military Secretary to Sir Hugh Rose (later Lord Strathnairn), Commander-in-Chief India, and from 1868 to 1872 was Private Secretary to Earl Mayo, Viceroy of India. Burne was a member of the Council of India from 1887 to 1897, and was made Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire (GCIE) in 1896. He wears the robes of the Order over his General Officer's uniform in this portrait. He died on 3 February 1909, aged 71.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1977-04-78-1


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