Arthur Browning

First Name: 
Arthur
Last Name: 
Browning
Date of Birth: 
Friday, September 30, 1887
Mother's Name: 
Agnes Browning nee Craig
Father's Name: 
John Browning
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, November 13, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Corporal
Unit: 
35th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
1914/1915 Star
Date of Death: 
Saturday, August 4, 1962
Place of Death: 
Queensland
Details: 

Arthur Browning (Service no 4502) was born in Thirroul, NSW.

At the time of enlistment in Kiama, NSW, Arthur was single, 29 years of age, employed as a miner and had served 2 years previously with the St George Rifles.

Arthur embarked on HMAT A72 - Beltana with 30th Battalion, 12th Reinforcements on 25 November 1916.  He arrived in England on 29 January 1917 and joined the 35th Battalion in France on 30 July 1917.

On 5 August 1917, Arthur was promoted to Lance Corporal and saw service on the Western Front. 

Arthur was wounded in action on 4 April 1918 and evacuated to hospital for treatment of a gun shot wound to his leg.  He returned to his unit on 26 August 1918 and was promoted to Corporal on 3 January 1919.

Arthur returned to Australia in June 1919 and was discharged on 18 September 1918.

Arthur married and had a son Douglas who enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force during WW2.

Arthur Browning also served in WW2. He enlisted on 4 November 1940 (service no N99821) and served with the 16th Garrison Battalion, No 8 Camp Hay until discharged on 15 March 1946.

Arthur died in Queensland in 1962.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, BROWNING A

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