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Browne, Herbert Maxwell

Lieutenant Browne was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Browne, of Preston House, Redhill. He was educated at Haileybury College and then came to King's. He passed through the Faculty of Engineering, and after some time in Scotland he obtained an important appointment with the Central Argentine Railway Company. After the outbreak of the war, his ardent patriotism impelled him to return to England, and after a course of training with the O.T.C., he was gazetted Second Lieutenant in the Essex Regiment. First at the Dardanelles, and later in Egypt, he was nearly two years on active service abroad. He was killed on March 26th last. He was a prominent figure in the croquet world, and in 1911 had won the Champion Cup offered by the Croquet Association. He has two brothers still serving; viz., Lieutenant-Colonel P.H. Browne, at Basra, and one brother, an N.C.O. in the Gordon Highlanders. King's College Review, Dec. 1917

Biographical

Surname(s)Browne
First name(s)Herbert Maxwell
Family detailsSon of Frederick Phillip and Alice Browne of Preston House, Redhill
Previous educationHaileybury College
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dept / courseEngineering
Qualifications

B.Sc.

Military unitEssex Regt. 1st Bn. attd. 1st/5th Bn.
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Decorations / medalsM.C.
Date of death26 March 1917
Age at death28
Rank at deathLieutenant
Cause of deathKilled in action.
Burial placeGaza War Cemetery, Israel
Commemoration(s)King's College Chapel
SourcesKing's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Soldiers Died in the Great War

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