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Lance Serjeant 1145 9th Bn., Royal Fusiliers who died on Sunday 2 July 1916 . Age 19 . Son of John and Mary Ann Browning, of 22, Beach St., Bare, Morecambe. Native of Morecambe, Lancs.

 

Buried BLIGHTY VALLEY CEMETERY, AUTHUILE WOOD Somme, France III. F. 6

Inscription on his grave - "HE DIED FOR US HE LOVED".   See CWGC entry.  

 

The Visitor of Feb 1915 ran an article about the Brownings. Their grandfather had fought in the Peninsular Wars; a brother was with the Canadian contingent and a nephew, Edgar Leach of the Manchester Regt was also serving.  

 

A report on his death. Lt Fipot wrote; "It is my unpleasant task to tell you that your son died of wounds. It is impossible to find words; we will miss him in the platoon.

 

He was hit by a sniper and on the way to the Dressing Station was hit by a shell. He was a great soldier, a jolly fellow who was quite fearless."  Three brothers also serving including

Bryant Summerfield Browning.  

Arthur Robin Browning

2nd July 1916  Aged 19

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