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   Civilian Thomas John Browne
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/02/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Civilian - British (British Civilian)
Date Of Birth: 04/08/1851
Died: 23/05/1943 (Home)
Age: 91
Summary      
Thomas John Walker Browne M.B was born on 4th August. Thomas became a doctor and medical inspector for the Local Government Board for Ireland. He married twice. He was living in Southsea, England when he was injured at 20 Bethia Road on 23 May 1943. He died the same day at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Boscombe, aged 91. He was cremated at Bournemouth Crematorium on 28 May. His daughter, Eleanor Ida Sinclair Collen (née Browne) died in the same incident.
Civilian Thomas John Browne
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Thomas John Walker Browne M.B was born on 4th August 1851 from Killymaddy House, Castlecaulfield, County Tyrone. He was the son of William and Ann Elizabeth Browne (nee Walker); they had eight children, many of whom either became doctors or were associated with the military.
He became a doctor and medical inspector for the Local Government Board for Ireland.
His first wife was Sarah Sinclair who was his first cousin. They had five children.
His second wife was Jane Donaldson Lindsay; they had one son. She died in February 1940.
He was then living at 49 St Ronan's Road Southsea.
From the Tyrone Courier dated 6th January 1916: Col. E G Browne (brother of Thomas John Browne)
Colonel Edward George Browne, of the headquarters staff, is the youngest son of the late Mr William Browne, Killymaddy House, and a brother of Colonel William Browne, J.P., Northland Row, Dungannon; A W Browne, Londonderry, P.M.O. of the North Irish Coast Defences; Major James Browne, Belfast; Dr T B Browne, Benburb; and Dr T J Browne, Dublin, chief medical inspector L.G.B. He has had considerable service in India, and went out to France with the First Expeditionary Force, being attached to the Third Cavalry Brigade and afterwards to the First Brigade. He was appointed assistant deputy director-general of medical services in France, and is now deputy director-general. He had been mentioned in despatches in May. He had been in hospital in Marseille, but has since resumed duty again.
From the Tyrone Courier dated 9th March 1916: Major James C Browne (brother of Thomas John Browne)
Major James C Browne, D.S.O., Army Service Corps (grandson of the late Mr William Browne, Killymaddy House, Dungannon), has been appointed a deputy director of transport.
From the Belfast Newsletter dated 28th May 1917: Col. E G Browne (brother of Thomas John Browne)
Colonel E G Browne, C.B., Army Medical Service, son of the late Mr William Browne, Killymaddy House, Dungannon. He served with distinction in France since the opening of hostilities.
Thomas was injured at 20 Bethia Road on 23 May 1943; he died the same day at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Boscombe.
He was cremated at Bournemouth Crematorium on 28 May.
His daughter, Eleanor Ida Sinclair Collen (née Browne) died in the same incident (see below).
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Killymaddy House Castlecaulfield Born Killymaddy House, Castlecaulfield 54.497237 -6.789601
References and Links
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1 Bournemouth Echo Snapshots of the Past
2 Eleanor Ida Sinclair Collen - Daughter Civilian died in same incident
3 The Browne family Details and photo of Dr Thomas John Browne
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