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02/12/2018
02/12/2018 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 7th August 1915: Dungannon Officer’s Pluck (uncle of Bernard Browne)
02/12/2018 Colonel Edward George Browne, who is attached to the Headquarters Medical Service Staff at present operating in France, has been mentioned in despatches for courageous conduct during the recent severe attacks. He had been in India for several years and had just been granted three months sick leave when war broke out, and on landing at Portsmouth, was immediately sent by the War Office to the front. In attending the wounded soldiers in a shell swept zone he was gassed, but pluckily continued in his meritorious work. Colonel Browne, who was born at Killymaddy House, Dungannon, is a brother of Colonel William Browne, J.P., Northland Row, Dungannon; Dr T D Browne, Benburb; and Dr T J Browne, Dublin, Local Government Board Medical Inspector and is well known in the district.
02/12/2018 From the Belfast Newsletter dated 1st March 1918: Army Medical Service Edward Browne (uncle of Bernard Brown)
17/09/2017 Temporary Lieutenant Bernard Score Browne, M.B., Royal Army Medical Corps (attached to the 2nd Cheshires), is the second son of Colonel Abraham W Browne, Dungannon and Derry. He had been a successful medical missionary in China, and volunteered at the outbreak of the war. He has recently been the recipient of the Military Cross for succouring the wounded under the most trying and dangerous conditions.
17/09/2017
17/09/2017 From the Tyrone Courier dated 6th January 1916:
12/09/2017 One of the officers on whom the King has conferred the Military Cross for gallantry and devotion to duty in the field is Temporary Lieutenant Bernard Score Browne, M.B., Royal Army Medical Corps, attached to the 2nd Cheshire Regiment, a member of the Browne family of Killymaddy, Dungannon. He is the second son of Colonel Abraham W Browne, St Kilda, P.M.O. of the North Irish Coast Defences, and is a nephew of Colonel William Browne, J.P., Dungannon; Dr T J Browne, Dublin; Dr T D Browne, Benburb; and Colonel Edward Browne, Deputy Director General of Medical Services in France. Lieutenant Browne, who is 23 years of age, had been for three years a medical missionary in China, and on the outbreak of the war he obtained a commission in the Royal Army Medical Corps, and has been in France with the 2nd Cheshires since the beginning of the year.
12/09/2017
12/09/2017 From the Tyrone Courier dated 11th November 1915: Military Cross for Lieutenant Browne, M.B.
30/03/2017
30/03/2017 From the Belfast Newsletter dated 25th April 1918:
30/03/2017 Captain Bernard Score Browne, M.C., M.B., R.A.M.C., who has been killed in action, was a son of Brevet Colonel A W Browne, Military Hospital, Ebrington Barracks, Londonderry, and a member of a well-known County Tyrone family. He was a nephew of Major General E G Browne, C.B., C.M.G., of Colonel William Browne, J.P., Northland House, Dungannon, and of Mr James Browne, late Devonshire Regiment. Captain Browne was formerly a medical missionary in China, and was decorated by the Chinese government in recognition of his services. He obtained a commission in the R.A.M.C. on the opening of the present war, and served in France with the 2nd Battalion Cheshire Regiment, being awarded the Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near Vermelles in October 1915. He was mentioned in despatches by Lord French. Captain Browne was subsequently stationed at Salonika.
26/03/2017
26/03/2017 Colonel Edward George Brown, O.B. (Dungannon), to be temporary surgeon general, 21st February 1918.
30/12/2015 Bernard Browne was promoted to captain after a year's service.
30/12/2015 Bernard S Browne was a nephew of Major General E G Browne C.B., C.M.G., of Colonel William Browne J.P., Northland Row, Dungannon, and of Major James Browne, late Devonshire Regiment.
30/12/2015 Bernard was educated at Portora Royal School, Enniskillen. He is not listed on their War Memorial.
30/12/2015 He then moved on to Edinburgh University, where he qualified M.B., Ch.B. in 1908.
30/12/2015 Shortly afterwards he took up medical missionary work in China. At the outbreak of war, he was at the Church Missionary Society Hospital at Ningpo. He was decorated by the Chinese government in recognition of his services.
30/12/2015 Bernard Browne returned home as soon as he could and took a temporary commission as lieutenant in the Royal Army Medical Corps on 2nd April 1915.
30/12/2015 Bernard then became the medical officer of the 2nd Battalion of the Cheshire Regiment in France.
30/12/2015 Bernard was awarded the Military Cross “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near Vermelles in October 1915. He spent the whole night of 2nd-3rd October searching for and carrying back wounded who were lying between our own and the enemy's lines, which were only 200 yards apart. The enemy were firing, and the ground was lit up by flares. After daybreak he carried back three more men under a very heavy fire. At one time he tended the wounded within fifteen yards of the enemy's trenches. By his courage and ceaseless work all the wounded in his area were brought in.”
30/12/2015 He was mentioned in dispatches by Lord French.
30/12/2015 Captain Browne was subsequently stationed at Salonika in Greece.
30/12/2015 Captain Bernard Score Browne, M.C. M.B, R.A.M.C., was killed in action 15th April 1918. He was 32 years old
30/12/2015 Captain Browne has no known grave and is commemorated on the Doiran Memorial in Greece.
30/12/2015 Bernard Score Browne was the second son of Colonel Abraham Walker Browne. Bernard was born about 1884.
30/12/2015 Colonel Abraham Walker Browne was the principal medical officer of the North Irish Coast Defences. The colonel is listed as living at St. Kilda, Clooney, Londonderry
30/12/2015 The CWGC record Captain Bernard Score Browne as M.B. (Medical Board). He is listed as the son of Colonel A. Walker Browne (late R.A.M.C.) and Mrs. Browne, of "Cooleen," St. Kevin's Park, Dublin.
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