Philip Gerald BROWNE


BROWNE, Philip Gerald

Service Numbers: 3270, 3270A
Enlisted: 24 May 1915
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Gwambrquin Station, Taroom, Queensland, Australia, 8 June 1895
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Toowoomba Grammar School, University of Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Student
Died: Killed in Action, Pozières, France, 22 July 1916, aged 21 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial
Memorials: Kupunn HB1, Milton Christ Church Honour Board, Toowoomba Grammar School WW1 Honour Board, Toowoomba Grammar School WW1 In Memoriam Honour Board, University of Queensland WW1 Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

24 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3270, 25th Infantry Battalion
30 Dec 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3270, 25th Infantry Battalion
30 Dec 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3270, 25th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Itonus, Brisbane
22 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 3270A, 9th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of  James and Jessie BROWNE, Durham Downs, Roma, Queensland.

Mr. and Mrs.. J. A. Browne, of Durham Downs, Roma, have received the sad news of the death in France of their youngest son, Sergeant Philip Gerald Browne, who was killed in action in France on July 22. The deceased soldier, who was 21 years of age, enlisted about 15 months ago, and at the time he left Australia was an acting sergeant in the 7th Reinforcements of the 25th Battalion. He subsequently won promotion, and secured a transfer as sergeant to one of the other famous infautry battalions. At the time of his enlistment the late Sergeant Browne, who was an old Toowoomba Grammar School boy, was studying for the Church. He had been in St. John's College, and subsequently went to the college at Nundah, whence he was the first to join the colours. Lieutenant Roy Macpherson Browne, a brother, is at present at the Front in France, and another brother, Lieutenant Arthur Jemotte Browne, is in camp at Fraser's Paddock. A fourth brother wished to enlist, but was medically unfit.