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Arthur George Browne

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Arthur George AWMM
  • Surname
    Browne AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    George Arthur Browne AWMM
  • Service number
    81637 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    3 October 1898 AWMM CoromandelCoromandel District AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 4 April 1918 AWMM 'Grassmere', 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 17 August 1918 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Trentham - 24 May 1918 AWMM
  • Enlistment
    WW1 4 April 1918 AWMM
    Age 19 AWMM
    Carter/Civilian 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
      Measles - admitted Military Hospital, Tidsworth 12 December 1918. AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Peritonitis - Died Victoria Hospital 13 March 1919 AWMM
    • Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
      Peritonitis AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Permission given by his mother to enlist - father was deceased.

    Returned to New Zealand on 'Zealandia' 28 February 1919.

    Enrolled as Arthur George Browne, but called George Arthur Browne by family.

    His memorial service card reads: In loving memory of George Arthur Browne who died 13th March, 1919 aged 20 years and 5 months. Mrs G. Browne and Family desire to thank you for your kind sympathy in their recent sad bereavement. 195 Dominion Road.' The following verse appeared under the photo: 'Just when his life was brightest. Just when his hopes were best. He went from this world of sorrow. To the home of eternal rest'

    There is a monument in the Waikumete Cemetery with the names of all the brothers and their military service, age at time of death and the date of death.

    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
    13 March 1919 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Section 1. Block A. Lot 13. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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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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