Lieutenant Lionel Charles Browne

Army Number: n/a

Battalion: 1/7th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

British War and Victory Medal

Son of Charles John and Senea Wright Browne, of 23, Gedling Grove, Nottingham. He was educated at Grosvenor School, Waterloo Crescent, Nottingham and was a member of Nottingham University O.T.C. He was a Sunday School teacher at All Saint’s Church Raleigh Street, Nottingham. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant 3/7th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment, 25th November 1915. He went to France on 15th July 1916 and joined the 1/7th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment at Bretencourt, France, on 18th July 1916.  He suffered gas poisoning at Lievin, France and was sent to Hospital on 26th May 1917. He returned to his battalion and was killed in action, on 30th June 1917, aged 20, by a German sniper during a raid on the trenches at Bullay Grenay, France. 

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Du Ruvigny

Buried: Fosse No.10 Communal Cemetery Extension, Sains-En-Gohelle, France. Plot 1. Row D. Grave 17.

Fosse No.10 Communal Cemetery Extension, Sains-En-Gohelle, France.

Lieutenant Lionel Charles Browne is also commemorated on the following memorials:-
All Saint’s Church War Memorial, Nottingham.
Nottingham University O.T.C. War memorial, Nottingham. 
Victoria Embankment War Memorial, Nottingham.