Henry BROWNING

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BROWNING, Henry

Service Number: 137
Enlisted: 22 December 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 41st Infantry Battalion
Born: London, England, 17 March 1893
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Upton Park School, West Ham
Occupation: Cane farmer
Died: Killed in action, Vaux, France, 24 April 1918, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Bonnay Communal Cemetery Extension
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Milton Christ Church Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

22 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, SN 137, Brisbane, Queensland
18 May 1916: Involvement Private, SN 137, 41st Infantry Battalion
18 May 1916: Embarked Private, SN 137, 41st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Sydney

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Biography

"...137 Pte Henry Browning, 41st Battalion. Labourer from Brisbane, Qld, Henry enlisted on 22 December 1915. He embarked on 18 May 1916 with A Company, aboard HMAT Demosthenes (A64). On 24 April 1918 Henry was killed by a shell burst during an early morning bombardment at Vaux-Sur-Somme. Reports describe the moment when Henry was hit, standing beside his brother Allen handing out rations at the reserve line near the village of Vaux. Henry was buried at Bonnay Communal Cemetery in France. Allen survived the war and returned to Australia in July 1919." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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