Robert James BROWNING

BROWNING, Robert James

Service Number: 3119
Enlisted: 4 November 1916, Lismore, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 52nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Irvington, New South Wales, 10 March 1895
Home Town: Tuckurimba, Lismore Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: New Italy School, Woodburn, NSW
Occupation: Labourer/Tick staff
Died: Natural causes (heart disease), Kyogle, New South Wales, 28 July 1974, aged 79 years
Cemetery: Casino Lawn Cemetery, NSW
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial (Ballarat), Tuckurimba Honors Her Soldier Sons WW1
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World War 1 Service

4 Nov 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3119, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Lismore, New South Wales
23 Dec 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3119, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
23 Dec 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3119, 52nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Sydney
5 Apr 1918: Imprisoned Villers-Bretonneux
5 Apr 1918: Wounded Villers-Bretonneux, GSW (left lung)
15 Jun 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 3119, 52nd Infantry Battalion

Australia First

I was born the eldest son 1928 and recall the early days of the Great Depression my father Robert James Browning known as "Jim" married my mother Madge Moore 1927 provided a tent as home railway land 1 mile Grafton Road from Casino with a dirt floor kitchen and suspended board floor in the bedroom portion. Father worked burning off tree stumps and breaking in young horses to sulky etc for various people in the district. He progressed to a PMG linesman and finally to Pastures Protection Board as a Stock Inspector until retirement. Dad became interested in Trotting Horses and became very successful racing in the Northern Rivers Area. Also included was Old English Game Bantams and Bee Farming that I was exposed to when I returned home on holidays with the family of course I was a target for a few stings that raised humor in this tough old guy
Dad passed away aged 79 and buried Casino Lawn

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