The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Private Richard Browning

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Richard Josious Browning

Ancestor's date of birth: 04/09/1883

Ancestor's date of death: 07/08/1963

Cause of Death: Unknown

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Born Marburg Queensland. Attestation dicument lists him as a butcher.

Service Number: 28

Colony or State of enlistment: QLD, Place of Enlistment: Brisbane

Unit: 7 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (QLD)

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: 28/04/1902

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): SPR, Date Effective: 16/05/1916

Murray Page: 531

Contingent: Third Australian

Ship: Custodian, Date of Sailing: 19/05/1902

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: British War Medal and Victory Medal (both for service in WW1)

Personal Characteristics: Height 171 cm weight 76 kg (1915), of fresh complexion, with fair hair and blue eyes.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: Arrived after the war had ended.

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia 2 August 1902 on the Manchester Merchant. Married Daisy Browning. Served 4 years with the 13 Australian Light Horse (militia). Worked as a blacksmith at Theledon QLD. Enlisted in WW1 with his Brother Stanley who was KIA at Pozieres. Joined the 11 Field Company, Engineers on 28 December 1915. Served in France.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: David Jordan, Oak Flats NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Ancestor was Great Uncle


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