Ernest Frederick Browne

First Name: 
Ernest
Middle Name: 
Frederick
Last Name: 
Browne
Date of Birth: 
Friday, August 30, 1895
Mother's Name: 
Susan Browne (nee Beatus)
Father's Name: 
Frederick Browne
Date Enlisted: 
Wednesday, October 31, 1917
Rank at Enlistment: 
Stoker
Rank at Discharge: 
Stoker
Unit: 
HMAS Huon
Service: 
Royal Australian Navy
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Tuesday, October 22, 1918
Place of Death: 
Genoa Italy
Cause of Death: 
Pneumonic influenza
Details: 

Ernest Browne Service (No 6302) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. and lived at Port Kembla, N.S.W.  when he enlisted in the Royal Australian Navy.  He joined his brother Reginald as a stoker on HMAS Huon and saw service in the Mediterranean Sea.

After a collision with HMAS Yarra on 8th August 1918, the ship docked at Genoa, Italy, for repairs. It was at this time the crew were struck down with influenza and five crewmen, including Ernest, died.

Ernest Browne is buried in Staglieno Cemetery, Genoa, Italy: Plot I, Row C, Grave 22.

Sources: 
NAA: A6770, BROWNE E F

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