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Percy Wilford Browne

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Percy Wilford AWMM
  • Surname
    Browne AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 42274 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    • 12 May 1886 AWMM New Zealand AWMM
    • 7 May 1876 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra WaihemoOtago Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Agnes Neil Browne (wife), Manukau Road, Avondale, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 April 1917 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Battle of Broodseinde AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 42274 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Farmer/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
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      6 feet 2 inches AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      150 lb AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Percy Browne was the son of Edward and Eliza Browne; husband of Agnes Neil Browne (nee Baillie), of Argyle St., Avondale, Auckland, New Zealand. AWMM
    • I am the grand daughter of Percy Wilford Browne and have researched the family history. There is NO record of my grand father ever returning wounded to New Zealand. He died in Ypres, Belgium and my brother and other cousins have visited his grave there. This last comment about HS "Maheno" is a mistake and must belong to another P BROWNE Public - Diane - Direct descendant - 28 April 2016 - My grand mother telling us about this and letters from the military to her about his death in Ypres. Plus any records about him state this.
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About death

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  • Death
    4 October 1917 AWMM
    Age 31 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM
    • Wellsford War Memorial, Wellsford, New Zealand AWMM
    • Wellsford War Memorial Library, Wellsford, New Zealand AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Wellsford War Memorial Library, WW1 & WW2, Wellsford, New Zealand AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, St Michael's and All Angel's Church, 61 Valley Road, Hakaru, Northland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Wellsford RSA, 1 Olympus Road, Wellsford AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • I am a Great Grand-daughter of Percy Wilford Browne. I am a daughter of Percy Wilford Browne junior. RIP.
    Public - Ngaire Ann - Direct descendant - 26 April 2016
  • Continue to rest in peace. I am your 2nd cousin twice removed. Your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Love always 2nd Cousin 2x removed - Stefanie
    Public - Stefanie - Other Relative - 4 May 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
28 April 2016Diane LAUNCESTONDirect descendant
26 April 2016Ngaire AnnSydneyDirect descendant
04 May 2015StefanieWellington, New ZealandOther Relative

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