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Archibald Harcourt Marton Browne

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Archibald Harcourt Marton AWMM
  • Surname
    Browne AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Archie Browne AWMM
  • Service number
    48440 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    6 September 1894 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 13 January 1917 AWMM Dominion Road, Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs G. Browne (mother), Grassmere, Dominion Road, Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 12 June 1917 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    48440 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 13 January 1917 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    Plumber AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
      Admitted NZG Hospital, Codford 21/22 September 1917 - Hernia AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Hospitalized 4 days with influenza 8 July-11 July 1917 while on troopship 'Maunganui' AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded in action 13 September 1918 -GSW shoulder, humerus, chest & abdomen - Admitted to No. 1 NZ Field Ambulance and on 14 September 1918 AWMM
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Section of a letter written to Archie's mother 18 August 1918 from France:

    "I have two or three daydreams at times, that helps a lot, to keep me cheerful, shall I picture one for you, It is :

    [Scene] A troopship is steaming in alongside a wharf, & I see myself on that boat. I am leaning over the side, & I see a great gathering of people, yet amongst that gathering I see only two faces, & those faces are the dearest things on earth to me. I always picture those two faces together, and always they are looking to see that I have done my duty, & am returning to seek my reward. My reward is; well, looking after two people , & who they are you can guess. So now you can see why I am so anxious for you to take things easy...."

    Died of wounds (gunshot)

    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. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    14 September 1918 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Barastre Communal Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France AWMM Grave No. 9 AWMM
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  • Memorial name
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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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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      67: 5 AWMM
    • Western Leader AWMM
      Western Leader, 9 May 2003 (the Western Leader is a local newspaper from the Auckland Western suburbs) 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. 3: Includes portrait AWMM