Allen BROWNING

BROWNING, Allen

Service Number: 121
Enlisted: 22 December 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 41st Infantry Battalion
Born: London, England, 20 July 1897
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Upton Park School, West Ham
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Natural Causes, Brisbane, Queensland, 31 May 1954, aged 56 years
Cemetery: Mount Thompson Memorial Gardens & Crematorium
Cremation
Memorials: Milton Christ Church Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

22 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, SN 121, Brisbane, Queensland
18 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 121, 41st Infantry Battalion
18 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 121, 41st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Sydney
20 Aug 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, SN 121

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Biography

"121 Private Allen Browning, 41st Battalion. Labourer from Brisbane, Qld, Allen and (brother) Henry enlisted together on 22 December 1915. They 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)

"BROWNING, Allen, Stain Street, Wilston, 41st Batt., 1st A.I.F.— The Relatives and Friends of the late Allen Browning are requested to attend his Funeral, to leave the Parlour, 400 Wickham Street, Tomorrow (Wednesday), at 10 a.m., for Mt. Thompson Crematorium. No flowers, by request..." - from the Courier Mail 01 Jun 1954 (nla.gov.au)

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