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Nottingham
Lionel Browne was the son of Charles John and Senea Wright Browne of 23 Gedling Grove, Nottingham. He was educated at Grosvenor School, Nottingham. In 1911 the family lived at 10 Arthur Street Waverley Street Nottingham.
Educated Grosvenor School, Waterloo Crescent, Nottingham. Member of University College Nottingham OTC. Sunday School teacher at All Saints, Raleigh Street, Nottingham.
30 Jun 1917
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Lieutenant
1/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Lieutenant Lionel Charles Browne was commissioned Second Lieutenant 3/7th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment, 25th November 1915. He went to France 15th July 1916 and joined the 1/7th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment at Bretencourt, France, 18th July 1916. He suffered gas poisoning at Lievin, France and was sent to Hospital 26th May 1917. He returned to his battalion, and was killed in action, 30th June 1917, aged 20, by a German sniper during a raid on the trenches at Bullay Grenay, France. He is buried in Fosse No 10 Communal Cemetery Extension, Sains-en-Gohelle.
War obituary, All Saints parish newsletter August 1917: 'Lionel Charles Browne 23 Gedling Grove, Lieutenant Sherwood Foresters, aged 20. Educated Grosvenor School, joining the Army from OTC. Received commission 18 months ago and had been at the Front nearly a year. In an attack on June 30th he was the only officer to reach the objective trench and was unfortunately killed whilst returning. We shall very much miss him in our Sunday School. He was a faithful and painstaking teacher, and a most earnest and useful communicant.'
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