Iwerne Minister War Memorial 1

Harold Vernon Browne

Surname: Browne
Other names: Harold Vernon
Other people in this story:
Leonard Gilbert Browne
Helen Mary Browne née Price
Mabel Doris Browne née Tillard
Locations in this story:
South Australia
Gallipoli, Turkey
Hill 10 Cemetery, Turkey
Hoburne, Hampshire
Suvla Bay, Turkey
Iwerne Minster, Dorset

Story:
Harold Vernon Browne was born in 1885 in South Australia. He was the son of Leonard Gilbert Browne, described as living by his "own means", and Helen Mary Price. In 1908 he married Mabel Doris Tillard. They had four children: three boys and a girl. At the time of the 1911 Census, he was also living by his "own means" at Hoburne, Hampshire. He joined the Dorset Yeomanry (Queens Own) and at the time of his death held the rank of Captain. He served at Gallipoli and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. On 7th September 1915 he was killed by a shell whilst discharging his duties as Military Landing Officer on "A" Beach, Suvla Bay. He was buried at Hill 10 Cemetery, Turkey (grave id. II.B.12) and is remembered on the Iwerne Minster War Memorial, Shaftesbury.    

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  • Iwerne Minister War Memorial 1

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives