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William Harold Browne

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Photo of William Browne from the booklet printed for his memorial service - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Harold AWMM
  • Surname
    Browne AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bill Browne AWMM
  • Service number
    6/2489 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    18 March 1890 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 18 April 1915 AWMM 1 George Street, Rocky Nook, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Gertrude Browne (mother), George Street, Rocky Nook, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 June 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • Battle of Polderhoek Spur (December 3rd) AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    6/2489 AWMM
  • Military service
    6 years G.A.C. Rifles & 3rd Regiment AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 18 April 1915 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    Driver/Military AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded 21/12/1915 -Admin to Hospital Ship 22?/12/1915 , transferred to Bombay Pres Hospital, Alexandria 25/12/1915 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Discharged to duty 5/1/1916. AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Gertrude Browne, of Station Rd., Avondale, New Zealand. Native of Auckland.

    Five brothers served in World War 1, 4 were killed - Arthur (81637), Edward (12/1163), Archibald (48440), William (6/2489) and James (13/2163); only Edward (12/1163) survived.

    The booklet printed for his memorial service included a photograph, the crest of the 3rd (Auckland) Regiment New Zealand Infantry with the words 'In loving memory of William Harold Brown, 2nd son of Gertrude Browne, killed in action December 5th, 1917, aged 27 years 9 months.'

    On the facing page the following verses appear:

    'He heard the call of Empire,

    And in the fighting fell,

    This thought our grief shall lighten,

    He served his country well.

    Do not grieve for those who leave you,

    They're not lost but gone before,

    Joyfully to give you welcome

    When you reach the Heavenly shore.' AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    5 December 1917 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM LV. D. 24. AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Family Grave Memorial, Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland AWMM
    • Kingsland Methodist Trinity Church Roll of Honour 1914-1918, 400 New North Road, Kingsland, Auckland 1021 AWMM

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  • Gone from this earth but always remembered Second Cousin Twice removed - Stefanie Halliwell-McVeigh
    Public - Stefanie - Other Relative - 4 May 2015

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 87 AWMM
    • Western Leader AWMM
      Western Leader 9 May 2003. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM

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