Henry Charles Browne

Memorial: South Gloucestershire war dead not on a local memorial

Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps

Medals: 1939–45 Star, War Medal 1939–1945

Rank and number: Driver T242142

Parents: Leonard and Rosetta Browne

Marital status: Married

Home address: The Cottage, Northwick near Pilning .

Pre-war occupation: Gardener

Date of birth: 06/08/1916

Date of death: 13/09/1943

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried at Salerno War Cemetery, Italy. Not commemorated on a local memorial.

Age: 27

Further information:

Henry Charles married Dorothy Violet Andrews in Bristol at the end of 1936 and together they had two children. In 1938 the couple were living in Pilning and their first child Pamela was born in 1940.

Henry served with the 241 General Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps.

Henry died during the Italian Campaign, less than a week after landing near Salerno with the Commonwealth and American invasion forces on 8-9 September 1943. He went missing during fighting to establish a bridgehead at Salerno and was believed killed, although his death was not actually confirmed until nine months afterwards. Henry was originally buried at Pontecagnano town and was reburied at Salerno the following year.

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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