Other names: Harold Vernon
Locations in this story: South AustraliaGallipoli, TurkeyHill 10 Cemetery, TurkeyHoburne, HampshireSuvla Bay, TurkeyIwerne 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.